Through its Global Policy Network, and its outposted hubs in each programme region, UNDP facilitates locally appropriate and integrated support to Country Offices in real time. UNDP's rapid-deployment SURGE capacity includes staff and roster deployments, catalytic funding, and technical accompaniment.
UNDP’s corporate SURGE roster and ExpRes Roster capacities have enabled deployment of over 5,700 advisors and experts to 167 offices in the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan period.
Countries experiencing crisis need immediate access to the right people and tools to create a plan for moving forward and leaving no one behind, so we act before a crisis even hits, with scaffolded capacities and guidance for crisis response. SURGE Advisors are trusted UNDP staff trained and ready for rapid deployment within days. These experts are selected for their extensive field experience in crisis, knowledge of immediate crisis response situations, and technical expertise.
UNDP has also undertaken the first organization-wide capacity mapping using artificial intelligence, in order ensure that we have the right people in the right place at the right time, harnessing the vast expertise and experience of UNDP’s global workforce, in line with the People for 2030 strategy.
SURGE Delivery Lab
The SURGE Delivery Lab is an initiative of the UNDP Crisis Bureau providing immediate short-term delivery and operations support to country offices.