United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of:

UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.

The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP.

In each country office, the UNDP Resident Representative normally also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for the United Nations system as a whole. Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources.

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Making Climate Finance Work for Conflict-Affected and Fragile Contexts

This study by UNDP, the Climate Security Mechanism and the Nataij Group examines climate finance implemented under multilateral 'vertical funds' and discusses how to make this work more effectively in contexts affected by conflict and fragility.

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Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from the South Caucasus

The Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from the South Caucasus booklet showcases adaptation solutions proven to be successful in response to specific issues caused, or accelerated by, climate change that negatively affect mountain communities’ livelihoods and ecosystems. The publication covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

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Resilience: The Global Adaptation Podcast

Resilience Podcast

Resilience is a podcast from UNEP's GAN that brings you inspiring stories from people all over the world who are adapting to climate change in practical, creative, and innovative ways. Listen to the podcasts here! 

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Guidelines for Integrating Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)

These guidelines aim to help adaptation practitioners at national and local levels to factor ecosystem functions and services into a country's National Adaptation Plan processes and instruments.

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Indigenous people, water, and climate change

This policy brief was prepared following the momentous UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP25) outcome in which Parties adopted a two-year workplan for the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ Platform (LCIPP). 

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Enhancing Platform Impact

This session explored at how ‘in-person’ components play a central (but often under recognized) role in complementing digital efforts by climate adaptation knowledge platforms.

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