United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Unverified non-profit organisation

UNDP is one of United Nation organisations that has targets for reducing poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women by 2015.

On the ground in 176 countries, UNDP uses its global network to help the UN system and its partners to raise awareness, track progress and advocate for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

At the international level, UNDP works with the UN family to advance the Global Partnership for Development. At the national level, UNDP works in close collaboration with UN organizations to:
(1) raise awareness of MDGs and advocate for countries and sub-national regions to adopt and adapt MDGs;
(2) provide leadership and UN coordination to develop capacity in countries to assess what is needed to achieve the MDGs, to conceptualize policies and to design strategies and plans;
(3) provide hands-on support to countries to scale up implementation of initiatives to achieve the MDGs, in areas such as procurement, human resources and financial management;
(4) assist countries to report on their progress.



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Participant in relevant networks

The UN system: UNDP plays a key role in helping to reform the UN as part of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG). UNDP is also helping to reinforce joint action on development in such forums as the Economic and Social Council, and the General Assembly of the United Nations. IFIs: International Financial Institutions (IFIs) are an important source of development funding. UNDP is working with IFIs such as; the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, and is working on additional agreements. Private sector: To facilitate inclusive market development, UNDP focuses on connecting and integrating local producers with domestic and global markets. This work is supported by the Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM) and Business Call to Action (BCtA) initiatives. Foundations: Both global and local foundations are providing strong backing for UNDP's development activities. Civil society organizations: (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. Regions and local authorities: UNDP aims to develop strategic alliances with European Regions and Local Authorities for decentralized cooperation. Partnerships can work through through several programmes that HIP runs, such as the ART GOLD Programme (Governance and Local development), the LEDA Programme (Local Economic Development Agency) and the WACAP Programme (World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty).

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Children, youth and family welfare; Community...show all (9)