Port Louis, Capital city of Mauritius



As one of three resident United Nations agencies in Mauritius, UNDP maintains a comparative programme and resource advantage, delivering up to 70 per cent of the United Nations system programme resources and serving with staff embedded in various programme ministries. At local level, through its projects, including the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme, UNDP, has established partnerships with communities and civil society organizations (CSOs) across the socioeconomic and environment programme areas, ensuring strengthened ownership, sustainability and development impact. UNDP invests in upstream policy advice on climate mitigation and adaptation, financing for the Sustainable Development Goals, impact investment and sector-wide digital transformation. 

Through successful partnerships, UNDP has delivered impactful development solutions, resulting in the Government’s status as the largest bilateral contributor to UNDP through government cost sharing and enabling the capacity to bring programmes to scale through joint implementation. Within the corporate context, the UNDP Global Policy Network continues to offer specialized advice tailored to high-income and small island developing States, building on previous successes. UNDP also offers a credible programme, tools and frameworks to support the development of small island developing States.


Theory of Change

If structural constraints that hinder investment in the public and private sectors are addressed, and underemployed women, at-risk youth and vulnerable communities, particularly in coastal regions and those affected by gender-based violence, are deliberately included in economic and alternative livelihood initiatives, and if environmental commitments for the sustainable management of natural resources, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change and disaster risk reduction are fulfilled through increased climate financing and effective implementation; then Mauritius will consolidate its path towards an inclusive and green economy aligned with the national vision.


Legal Framework

A Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA) was signed between the Government of Mauritius and UNDP in 1974 which embodies the basic conditions under which the UNDP and its Executing Agencies shall assist the Government in carrying out its development objectives.