Who to Contact

If you are interested in learning more about UNDP’s private sector activities or looking for opportunities to partner with UNDP you can contact us at the Country Offices, the Regional Bureaus, the Regional Centres or in UNDP’s headquarters.

The Innovations and Development Alliances Group in UNDP Headquarters in New York is responsible for setting UNDP’s strategic direction on policies that relate to private sector development, as well as guidelines and rules under which UNDP can engage with private sector. It places special emphasis on enabling UNDP Country Offices to exchange knowledge about good practices and experiences.

Contact Address:

United Nations Development Programme 
Innovations and Development Alliances Group (IDAG)
One United Nations Plaza, DC1-23 
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1 212 906 5000
Fax: +1 212 906 5152
private.sector@undp.org

Business Call to Action can be contacted directly at secretariat@businesscalltoaction.org

IDAC also liaises with other UN agencies that work on private sector in New York, Geneva, Vienna, and elsewhere. For more information about other UN agencies visit un.org

Country Offices carry out most of the private sector development activities on the ground. In addition to working closely with host governments and representatives of business and civil society, the Country Offices house most of UNDP human and financial resources. They are vast repositories of development knowledge, expertise and networks. Many Country Offices have dedicated officers responsible for outreach and partnering with the private sector.

Regional Bureaus and Regional Centres support Country Office activities in five geographically defined regions (see below). They support Country Offices in policy advice in UNDP practice areas, manage regional programmes (conducted in at least three countries) and collect and spread good practice and information throughout the region.

Featured Publications
Barriers and Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid - The Role of the Private Sector in Inclusive Development

This report takes an ecological approach to understanding barriers to poverty reduction and provides opportunities for the private sector actors to help tackle these barriers.

African Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme Toolkit

This toolkit is meant to enable UNDP Country Offices and their partners to develop supply chain linkages with local small and medium sized producers in agriculture sector.

African Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme Training Manual

This training manual complements the toolkit and contains a series of learning activities to build the skills required to develop and implement a supplier development program.