Hope for better jobs eclipses religious ideology as main driver of recruitment to violent extremist groups in Sub-Saharan Africa
New UNDP report findings challenge traditional assumptions about what drives people to violent extremism, and highlight urgent need to move away from security-driven responses to development-based approaches focused on prevention
'UNDP stands ready to support affected people in the coming days, weeks and months'
Statement by UNDP Administrator on earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye
Lviv: A city embraces innovation, even amidst war
By placing creativity at the core of its development, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv strives to be identified with notions of trust, respect, social cohesion and cooperation.
UNDP Administrator addresses First Regular Session of the Executive Board 2023
How #FurtureSmartUNDP is leveraging resources to propel faster and even transformative change
Co-Chairs Summary: International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan
International community reaffirms solidarity with Pakistan, commits US$9 billion towards resilient recovery from devastating floods
"I am deeply concerned for the future of Afghanistan"
Statement by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, on current situation faced by women in Afghanistan
UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.
What we do
UNDP is the United Nations’ lead agency on international development. We support countries and communities as they work to eradicate poverty, implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We advocate for transformative change, and we connect countries to the resources they need to help people build a better life.
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Leaving no one behind
A rights-based approach centred on empowerment, inclusion, equity, human agency and human development
Strengthening countries and institutions to prevent, mitigate and respond to crisis, conflict, natural hazards, climate and social and economic shocks
Poverty and inequality
Tackling inequality of opportunities by investing in the enhanced capabilities people need to move above the poverty line and keep moving forward
Helping countries address emerging complexities by “future-proofing” governance systems through anticipatory approaches and better management of risk
Supporting countries and communities in building resilience to diverse shocks and crises, including conflict, climate change, disasters and epidemics
Putting nature and the environment at the heart of national economies and planning; helping governments protect, manage and value their natural assets
Increasing energy access for those furthest behind and accelerating the transition to renewable energy
Confronting the structural obstacles to gender equality and strengthening women’s economic empowerment and leadership
Supporting countries to build inclusive, ethical and sustainable digital societies
Empowering governments and communities to enhance the performance of entire systems, making them adaptive and resilient
Partnering with governments and the private sector to align public and private capital flows with the SDGs and mobilize finance at scale
Our work in sustainable development, governance and resilience building.
people had better services to tackle poverty
people gained access to financial services
tonnes of carbon emissions cut
invested to strengthen resilience to crises
Human Development Report 2021/2022
Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World
UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025
Focused on the future of development, UNDP’s bold Strategic Plan is a framework to help countries get back on track to achieve the SDGs.
UNDP Annual Report 2021
A snapshot of the results we achieved together with countries and communities.
From surviving to thriving
Mental health and psychosocial support for the reintegration of people (formerly) associated with violent extremist groups
Financial integrity to achieve SDGs
For UNDP, financial integrity is a service delivery issue, development finance issue, and most importantly, a trust issue of citizens in their government institut...
Why Singapore is building digital public goods
When attention is focused on digital, it's often about trillion-dollar valuations and tech unicorns, but we also need to recognize the unsung heroes of digital tr...
My disabilities are the antihero in my story
The theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022 is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development”. Here's what this means to me.
Young people's views from COP
Generation17 leaders share their thoughts on the climate conference.
What the new "loss and damage" fund needs for success
Deal is a turning point in acknowledging the vast inequities of the climate crisis
3 keys to Egypt’s success: How the COP27 host is transforming its energy market
From LED bulbs to small-scale solar power pants, homeowners and the private sector are helping to drive Egypt’s energy transition.