About us


Over the past 20 years, development cooperation has evolved rapidly. Now, new and emerging donors in the developing world, international financial institutions (IFIs), foundations and private companies all have an important role to play to advance the 17, internationally-agreed Global Goals, which aim to end poverty and protect the planet while leaving no one behind by 2030. Bringing these actors together while making the most of their strengths is key for advancing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

The new actors that come to the development table have important experiences, networks and results to share. UNDP has global knowledge and expertise gained over 50 years in all development settings. Together we can address the most pressing national development challenges in the region and end poverty everywhere. Forever.


Partnerships are at the centre of all aspects of our work. Our partners include host governments, donors, the United Nations system, international financial institutions, bilateral agencies, municipalities, the private sector, foundations, civil society and the media.

UNDP benefits from its global presence in nearly 170 countries to bring together actors from a variety of backgrounds to share expertise, explore joint ventures and develop solutions for global and national development challenges. UNDP’s analysis and experience is highlighting where interventions are likely to have the greatest impact, while also ensuring that all action is adapted to each country’s context.



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