What We Do
As the United Nations’ development network, UNDP connects countries to global knowledge, experience and resources and assists them in strengthening capacity to create their own solutions to development challenges.
The UNDP’s network coordinates global and national efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals, which world leaders pledged in 2000 to achieve by 2015. In Jamaica, UNDP’s work is driven by the Country Programme Action Plan which is an agreement with the Jamaican Government to help the country realize the MDGs and its own national development goals as outlined in Jamaica’s Vision 2030 National Development Plan. The 2012-2016 Country Programme Action Plan sees the UNDP committing to support national efforts aimed at addressing Poverty Reduction and the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, Democratic Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Energy Security.more
Projects and Initiatives
The Rural Youth Poverty Reduction Project will contribute to the reduction of rural youth unemployment by increasing the ability of youths to access sustainable livelihood options. This will be achieved through the empowerment of rural youth through the provision of skills training and increased access to post harvest production facilities to improve the agriculture value added.more