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About us

About us

UNDP in Kazakhstan

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in over 170 countries and territories, including Kazakhstan, helping eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion.

We have been part of the country’s development progress since 1992 having implemented more than 200 projects worth over 200 million USD in a wide array of thematic areas. We have been providing targeted policy support to civil service and public administration reforms, efforts, contributing to anti-corruption and more government transparency, prevention of gender-based violence, promotion of the rights of people with disabilities, and access to justice. Environmental governance, climate change adaptation and low-carbon development are also among our flagship partnership initiatives in Kazakhstan.

What we do

UNDP in Kazakhstan is guided by its Country Programme Document (currently Country Programme 2021-2025), and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025, which are in line with the strategic priorities of the Government of Kazakhstan, enshrined in the “Kazakhstan-2050” Strategy, Strategic Development Plan to 2025, and other key sectoral strategies and plans.

We support Kazakhstan in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and sustaining its growth trajectory by diversifying economy, modernizing institutions, reducing inequalities and sustainably managing natural resources. In particular, we help to:

1. Address social vulnerabilities and inequalities;

2. Rebuild trust with citizens through more effective and accountable institutions, free of corruption;  

3. Foster high-productivity, diversified and knowledge-based economic growth;

4. Support climate and disaster resilience and nature-based, low-carbon growth. ­­

We promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through dedicated interventions across all four abovementioned areas.