UNDP has a presence on the ground in over 170 countries
and territories and decades of concrete development experience in
countries ranging from fragile States to middle-income countries like
Brazil and Indonesia. This, combined with our four focus areas - poverty
reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);
democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment
and sustainable development - make us uniquely situated and qualified to
answer the UN's call for a better and more sustainable future.
- In Nepal, more than 50,000 people benefited from an off-grid
network of micro-hydropower systems set up with support from UNDP and
the World Bank; globally, with UNDP's support, 41 countries adopted
initiatives successfully increasing access to renewable and clean
- The Government of South Africa incorporated four pro-poor
UNDP policy recommendations into its 20-year national development plan.
- On 23 October 2011 - the date of Tunisia's first free and
democratic elections - 76 percent of the country's 4.1 million
registered voters cast their ballots, with critical support from UNDP
and the European Union.
- About 1.6 million people benefited from UNDP jobs programmes, including those established following major disasters.
Read the 2011/2012 UNDP Annual Report