Fast Facts

  • Fast Facts: Millennium Development GoalsFast Facts: Millennium Development GoalsSep 25, 2012
    More than a decade after the Millennium Declaration, there have been noticeable reductions in poverty globally, significant improvements in enrolment and gender parity in schools, reductions in child and maternal mortality and increasing HIV treatments.

  • Fast Facts: Development and Extractive IndustriesFast Facts: Development and Extractive IndustriesApr 28, 2014
    By focusing its development work on extractive industries, UNDP supports countries to reduce the risks and realize the benefits of resource extraction. Some countries have managed their extractive industries successfully. They have diversified their economies, ensured backward and forward linkages with other industries or enterprises, tackled corruption and conflict and invested in human and physical capital.

  • Fast Facts: Poverty ReductionJan 28, 2013
    UNDP focuses its poverty reduction efforts on supporting countries to accelerate progress towards MDGs and making growth and trade work for everyone. Protecting advances that have already been made, as well as accelerating and sustaining progress requires far-reaching changes. In the face of global shocks, crises and climate change, reducing the vulnerability of nations takes on renewed importance.

  • Fast Facts: Poverty Reduction and Local DevelopmentFast Facts: Poverty Reduction and Local DevelopmentOct 1, 2012
    Achievements toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are often made through local actions – in villages and towns, provinces and regions. Local actors – community leaders, local government officials, civil society activists, farmers and entrepreneurs – know best what does and does not work in their communities and they should have the voice and support they need to work their way towards a better life. At the same time, local development should be embedded in the national development process.

  • Fast Facts: Trade, Intellectual Property and MigrationFast Facts: Trade, Intellectual Property and MigrationMar 3, 2011
    Global policies in international trade, intellectual property rights and migration have significant implications for development, especially among the world's poorest populations. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to increase awareness of how these policies affect developing countries, and works to mitigate their potentially negative effects by helping to strengthen the capacities of developing countries in three key areas: trade competitiveness, trade agreements and policy integration.

  • Fast Facts: Private SectorJun 17, 2011
    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recognizes that many of the world's development challenges can be overcome with the help of vibrant economic growth driven by private enterprises that create jobs, generate tax revenues and provide vital goods and services for the world's poor. Towards this end, UNDP works with the private sector to harness the transformative power of market forces for the benefit of disadvantaged people globally.


  • Results: Poverty ReductionApr 5, 2013
    UNDP fights poverty and works toward achievement of the MDGs through advocacy; diagnosis of existing problems; support to pro-poor country-level plans and policies; and pursuing a programme of inclusive development.