Knowledge Management and Capacity Development in Russia-UNDP Partnership, Phase III


The KM project was launched in 2016 to support the newly established Russia-UNDP Partnership and Trust Fund for Development by enhancing expertise and knowledge-sharing between Russia and partner countries. Phases I and II demonstrated the importance of the use of Russian expertise mechanisms. Given the relevance of Russian expertise to various development challenges in partner countries, constantly growing demand for such expertise, and need to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the KM project has enhanced demand-driven support offer in Phase III.


The KM Project Phase III assists programme countries in solving development challenges, achieving sustainable development impact, and improving the lives of the vulnerable populations by providing access to relevant, readily available, and diverse Russian expertise in several formats:

  • Database of Russian experts for international development
  • Russian Experts on Demand Programme
  • Russian Challenge Fund (RCF)
  • Knowledge sharing under Russia-UNDP Partnership
  • Internship and Volunteering Programme

Major Achievements

  • 18 thematic areas linked to the SDGs in the Database with over 300 expert profiles.
  • Over 100 individual expert assignments and 3 institutional projects completed at the requests of national partners under the Experts on Demand programme.
  • Facilitation of know-how and solutions by 3 Russian companies successfully piloted under the Innovative Solutions Challenge Fund in 2021 in Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan.
  • Contribution to UNDP projects by 50 Master’s students in the Internship programme.
  • 49 International UN Volunteers under the UNV Fully Funding programme for Russian nationals in 10 different UN entities and in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, CIS, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, and the Pacific regions.


thematic areas

linked to the SDGs in the Database with over 300 expert profiles.


young professionals

from 64 universities increased their knowledge on water-energy-food-health and climate change NEXUS.


legal documents

analyzed and climate fragility risks and resilience measures mainstreamed into water code of Uzbekistan and Syrdarya River Basin Management Plan in Tajikistan.