UNDP Yemen

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusive

Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in Yemen

Our objective

UNDP acknowledges the desire of Yemenis to live peaceful and dignified lives, not dependent upon foreign assistance. In addition to responding to the most urgent humanitarian needs, UNDP projects are designed to restore livelihoods, strengthen resilience to future challenges, and lay the foundation for long-term development while addressing gender gaps in a country that ranks 155 out of 156 countries in the 2021 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index.

Our impact

With a community-level focus and working with key implementing partners, UNDP in Yemen aims to restore livelihoods, promote social cohesion, and foster a secure environment to create resilience now and in a post-conflict Yemen. 

Our current priorities are: (a) supporting a peaceful solution and transition; (b) economic recovery and livelihood; (c) restoring key basic services; and (d) empowering women, youth, and vulnerable groups.


million square meter

cleared mine-contaminated land


MSMEs (38% women-led)

have received assistance from UNDP (financial and non-financial)


people (50% are women)

provided with access to renewable energy


people (50% are women)

with improved access to sanitation and waste management services



with lactating and pregnant women and children under 5 yrs benefited from cash-for-nutrition


people (45% are women)

with access basic health and education services