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Our focus

Crisis Prevention & Recovery


UNDP’s Crisis Prevention & Recovery Programme in Georgia seeks to achieve peaceful conflict transformation and address the economic and social needs of conflict-affected communities.

UNDP is a leading international agency on the ground engaged in peace- and confidence-building. Our role includes coordination, confidence-building work, direct support for conflict-affected communities and strategic guidance and advice to the Georgian Government, donors and implementing partners.

Further, UNDP hosts a sub-regional Peace & Development Programme that supports three UN Country Teams in the South Caucasus focused on political analysis, conflict-related crisis preparedness and peacebuilding programming support. The Regional Peace & Development Advisor leads the South Caucasus team comprised of three National Peace & Development Advisors in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

In depth

Armed conflicts in the 1990s and 2008 eroded trust between divided communities and left Georgia with two breakaway regions and some 275,000 internally displaced persons. Restoring confidence and addressing conflict-affected people’s needs is crucial for the success of local and international efforts toward reconciliation and peaceful transformation of conflict.

Impartiality and good standing make UNDP a trusted partner to all parties involved in this challenging process. We are uniquely placed to deliver humanitarian and recovery aid and assist conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

People and their social and economic needs are at the centre of our work in conflict-affected regions. We promote confidence within and across divided communities and help people rebuild their lives and get better access to education, employment and economic opportunities.