UNDP Multi Country Office in Jamaica

As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build resilience so countries can sustain progress. As the UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience.   

UNDP's global mission is carried out at the Multi Country Office in Jamaica through four focus areas: Social Resilience and Inclusion; Citizen Safety and Security and Rule of Law; Climate Change Resilience; and Sustainable Natural Resource Management.

Present in Jamaica since 1976, the Multi Country Office currently serves Jamaica, Bermuda, , Cayman Islands, The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands


UNDP, was established in 1966 by the General Assembly of the United Nations following the merging of the United Nations Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance, created in 1949, and the United Nations Special Fund created in 1958. UNDP began operations in Jamaica in 1976, ten years after it was established.