Digital technologies directly benefit 70 percent of SDG targets, say ITU, UNDP and partners
SDG Digital connects tech with urgent efforts to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals
Tight fiscal and financial constraints are driving 'growth at all costs', according to UNDP analysis developed in collaboration with 95 countries
‘Everybody woke up to a different city to the one they went to sleep in the night before’
A conversation with UNDP Acting Resident Representative Christopher Laker about the devastating floods in Libya
Meeting evolving and escalating needs in Niger
A conversation with UNDP Resident Representative Nicole Kouassi
Statement by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner on the earthquake in Morocco
"UNDP stands ready - with the rest of the United Nations family - to support national efforts for rescue and relief, and to work with affected communities to cope with this tragedy and build forward"
United Nations completes removal of oil from decaying tanker in Red Sea
More than 1.1 million barrels of oil transferred to replacement tanker over 18 days
165 million people fell into poverty between 2020 to 2023 as debt servicing crowded out social protection, health and education expenditures
UNDP calls for a Debt-Poverty Pause to mitigate poverty until the multilateral system addresses debt restructuring at speed and scale
25 countries halved multidimensional poverty within 15 years, but 1.1 billion remain poor
2023 Multidimensional Poverty Index shows clear progress has been made, though full impact of COVID-19 pandemic remains to be seen.
UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.
What we do
UNDP is the United Nations’ lead agency on international development. We support countries and communities as they work to eradicate poverty, implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We advocate for transformative change, and we connect countries to the resources they need to help people build a better life.
Including green, inclusive and digital transitions: working with countries to effect change in systems and structures that shape a country’s sustainable development
Leaving no one behind
A rights-based approach centred on empowerment, inclusion, equity, human agency and human development
Strengthening countries and institutions to prevent, mitigate and respond to crisis, conflict, natural hazards, climate and social and economic shocks
Poverty and inequality
Tackling inequality of opportunities by investing in the enhanced capabilities people need to move above the poverty line and keep moving forward
Helping countries address emerging complexities by “future-proofing” governance systems through anticipatory approaches and better management of risk
Supporting countries and communities in building resilience to diverse shocks and crises, including conflict, climate change, disasters and epidemics
Putting nature and the environment at the heart of national economies and planning; helping governments protect, manage and value their natural assets
Increasing energy access for those furthest behind and accelerating the transition to renewable energy
Confronting the structural obstacles to gender equality and strengthening women’s economic empowerment and leadership
Supporting countries to build inclusive, ethical and sustainable digital societies
Empowering governments and communities to enhance the performance of entire systems, making them adaptive and resilient
Partnering with governments and the private sector to align public and private capital flows with the SDGs and mobilize finance at scale
Our work in sustainable development, governance and resilience building.
people had better services to tackle poverty
people gained access to financial services
tonnes of carbon emissions cut
invested to strengthen resilience to crises
UNDP Annual Report 2022
A snapshot of the results we achieved together with countries and communities.
Human Development Report 2021/2022
Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World
UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025
Focused on the future of development, UNDP’s bold Strategic Plan is a framework to help countries get back on track to achieve the SDGs.