A Partner Of Choice
Partnership is at the heart of everything UNDP does. We offer a nearly universal presence. Our substantial expertise—both intellectual acumen and practical experience—cuts across diverse development issues and settings. These valuable assets combined with our long legacy of trust have made us a global partner of choice.
UNDP programmes and projects include close partnerships with governments, bilateral and multilateral development organizations. These partners often commit financial and technical resources for the implementation of UNDP programmes. Such platforms have enabled the country office to coordinate and harness knowledge, expertise, skills and resources of various governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations to provide the best development solutions for society as a whole.
- Bilateral and Multilateral Development Partners:
- European Union
- Republic of Korea/KOICA
- United Kingdom
- Green Climate Fund
- Global Environment Facility
- Multi-Donor Trust Funds
As a trusted government development partner, UNDP provides policy advice and technical expertise to support the government in mobilizing and utilizing funds strategically, expecting effective and efficient results.
- National Assembly (NA) Agencies
- Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)
- Ministry of Finance (MOF)
- Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
- Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)
- Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA)
- Ministry of Defense (MOD)
- Ministry of Public Security (MPS)
- Government Inspectorate (GI)
- Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
- Ministry of Transport (MOT)
- Ministry of Construction (MOC)
- Provincial Peoples’ Committees
United Nations System
The UNDP Administrator is the Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, which unites the 40 UN entities that contribute to the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the country level and which collectively constitute the UN development system (UNDS). The UNSDG provides strategic direction and oversight to ensure UNDS entities deliver coherent, effective and efficient support to countries seeking to achieve sustainable development. As UNSDG Vice-Chair, the Administrator convenes the UNSDG Core Group comprised of the Executive Heads of DESA, FAO, ILO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UN Women, WFP, WHO and the rotating chairs of the Regional Economic Commissions. UNDP’s integrator mandate serves both as a foundation for a strong UN development system, and as a key provider of integrated services and platforms in support of a coherent UN system approach to the achievement of the SDGs.
In Viet Nam, as co-lead of the ethnic minorities working group, UNDP works with United Nations organizations and other partners to facilitate monitoring of socioeconomic indicators on leaving no one behind and to promote policy dialogue. As technical lead on integrated national financing framework initiatives to operationalize the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, UNDP works with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to enhance investments for inclusive, green, environment-friendly growth. UNDP works with the International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Population Fund and UNICEF on promoting a more inclusive, gender-sensitive and shock-responsive social protection system and application of multidimensional poverty measurements.
As co-chair of working groups on nationally determined contribution and climate change, energy efficiency and enterprises’ roles in disaster risk reduction, UNDP coordinates contributions of partners. UNDP is leading a collaboration with the World Health Organization on the climate-health nexus to better understand and address the impact of climate change on the health sector. Working with UNEP, UNDP leads on development of forest-free practices and promotion of green commodities. UNDP is the technical lead for the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Along with UNICEF, it leads a joint initiative on access to justice, while also supporting the United Nations’ advisory function in public administration and anti-corruption.
International Financial Institutions
International Financial Institutions (IFIs) are an important source of development funding. They account for a large portion of the non-core (earmarked, project-specific) funding of UNDP. UNDP has formal agreements with some IFIs (the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank), and is working on additional agreements.
The private sector can make an important contribution to development by fostering innovation, providing funding and promoting entrepreneurship in developing countries. In many of our programme countries the preconditions for private sector development and the emergence of inclusive markets (i.e. markets that extend choice and opportunity to the poor as producers, consumers and wage earners) are not yet in place. To facilitate inclusive market development, UNDP focuses on connecting and integrating local producers with domestic and global markets.
Civil Society Organizations
For UNDP, civil society constitutes the full range of formal and informal organizations that are outside the state and market. This includes social movements, volunteer organizations, indigenous peoples' organizations, mass-based membership organizations, non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizations, as well as communities and citizens acting individually and collectively. UNDP partners with civil society organizations in programme implementation and policy advocacy.