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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2016 ADA/UNDP Moldova Project Photobook

This photobook highlights activities from the "Supporting Moldova’s National Climate Change Adaptation Planning Process" including adaptation stories, publications and resources.

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Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit

The Pacific Gender and Climate Change toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects.

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Ethiopia drought adaptation

This blog describes UNDP's experiences in Ethiopia as it faces its worst drought in 50 years and underlies the critical role that climate adaptation efforts play in sustaining livelihoods.

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Green growth in practice

This report is the first comprehensive international assessment of lessons from experiences of pursuing green growth across all levels of government and all regions.

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Improved water delivery in the delta region of Syrdarya River

Over the last 25 years the region of Syrdarya river has dried out, impoverishing local communities. Improvements to water infrastructure have helped transform the lifes of local people.

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Cultivating climate resilience in Moldova

Agriculture and food processing together make up about 40 percent of Moldova's GDP. Designing effective adaptation interventions and improving climate-resilient farming practices is imperative.

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