What we do

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.MORE

Our results

As the deadline for the MDGs draws near, it is clear that much of the world is better fed, educated, has more access to health care and stands less of a chance of dying in infancy that in 1990. In 2013, our programmes supported the creation of 6.5 million jobs, over half for women, in 109 countries. We broaden access to justice in 117 countries and help build resilience in 14 crisis-affected regions.More results

Rethinking development

Our new 2014-2017 Strategic Plan articulates our vision, in line with our mandate and our core ethical principles. We help countries eradicate extreme poverty, and roll back inequalities and exclusion. About us

Our stories

UNDP at a Glance


As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks. Our 2014-2017 Strategic Plan articulates our vision. We help countries eradicate extreme poverty, and roll back inequalities and exclusion. We act on three fronts to achieve development that is sustainable, inclusive and resilient.

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UNDP Annual Report 2013-2014


Our Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources. All our efforts aim at one overarching and increasingly achievable goal: to help countries eradicate poverty and significantly reduce inequalities.

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The Speakers Corner








The Speakers Corner helps connect think tanks, academia, the media and the public to a diverse group of experts who can speak to UNDP’s commitment to “empower lives” and build "resilient nations.”

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