UNDP Annual Report 2019
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.
Oct 12, 2020
This policy brief explores initial lessons learnt from a climate security perspective of efforts to prevent violent extremism in politically and environmentally fragile contexts affected by climate change. It draws on recent country level examples, preliminary insights from UNDP’s work streams on climate security and the prevention of violent extremism (PVE), as well as an online experts’ consultation held on 2 June 2020. It identifies the need for policy and programming to be informed by cross-cutting climate-related security risks and stresses the importance of further research and examination of good practices to address such risks.
Oct 9, 2020
DREI introduces an innovative framework to assist policymakers in to cost-effectively promote investment in renewable energy.
Oct 5, 2020
Making the 2030 Agenda a reality will require a dramatic increase in the volume of aid and investment in financing for development overall, as well as an increase in the quality of all resources available for development and the effectiveness of development partnerships. Parliaments and parliamentarians are valuable partners in ensuring the accountable, inclusive, participatory, and transparent governance that is necessary to achieve sustainable development for all. Parliaments in both developed and developing countries have a crucial legislative, budgetary and oversight role to play in the overall implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Within this context, their role in development cooperation is crucial to ensuring that governments are accountable for the decisions that they make about how resources – including aid – are spent. Despite the recognition of the significant role of parliaments, parliamentary oversight of development cooperation remains weak. Against this background, this Guidance Note provides parliaments and parliamentarians and those who work with them with a common understanding and concrete ideas on what they can do to promote more effective and accountable use of aid in particular and of resources for development in general.