Human Development

What We Do

UNDP’s partnership with Turkmenistan in the area of human development is focused on supporting national efforts to achieve sustained socio-economic development and high living standards of the population in accordance with the national development plans and priorities, including MDGs. In particular, UNDP helps strengthening the National Programme on Control of Tuberculosis, socio-economic integration of vulnerable groups of population and modernizing public administration.

Our Goals

UNDP supports Turkmenistan in achieving inclusive growth and social equality of men and women from all walks of life to ensure their effective participation in development of the national strategies and policies as well as comprehensive socio-economic integration of all vulnerable groups. more

UNDP partnered with the Government of Turkmenistan in building the national capacity for development of small and medium-sized enterprises. UNDP particularly targeted women entrepreneurs at the local and national level, building their skills in business development and preparation of business plans and facilitating their access to knowledge of best practices in this sphere. This partnership contributed to the adoption by the Government of Turkmenistan of the State Programme on Support for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises for 2011-2015. more

Our Stories

A training course teaches participants how to read and write in braille. (Photo: UNDP in Turkmenistan)
A training course teaches participants how to read and write in braille. (Photo: UNDP in Turkmenistan)

Turkmenistan: Helping people with disabilities move forward

Yuriy Kulik might have remained unemployed, relegated to the fringes of society in Turkmenistan. After losing his sight as a teenager, he could not find a job that would accommodate his disability. But in 2005, Kulik took part in an intensive course that taught him how to adapt without his sight.more 

Regional lab services use new equipment for detection of tuberculosis with luminiscent microscopy (Photo: UNDP in Turkmenistan)

Strengthening capacity of tuberculosis laboratories in Turkmenistan

The National Programme on Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Turkmenistan has recently benefited from the renovation of 28 district tuberculosis (TB) laboratories across the country.more 

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  • Advancement of Social Inclusion and Integration of Persons with Disabilities

    UNDP and the Deaf and Blind Society of Turkmenistan are working together with the Government to promote employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and, most importantly, to review the national legislation for compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and formulate a National Action Plan on people with disabilities.more 

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