About us

UNDP Multi Country Office in Jamaica

Who we are and What We Do

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet.  UNDP works with governments and citizens on nurturing their own solutions to global and national development challenges, and on developing local capacity to addressing those issues. The UNDP Multi Country office in Jamaica serves Jamaica,  Bermuda, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands  

Our Work

1. Sustainable Development
We support structural transformations required to sustain national progress, with a focus on building national capacity to manage risk and uncertainty and strengthen long-term planning.  

2. Democratic Governance

We help to advance citizens’ security and safety by supporting voice and participation at the local and community levels, promoting social cohesion, expanding access to basic services and assisting the Government to improve community governance systems.

3. Resilience to shocks and crises
UNDP will support recovery efforts arising from crises while increasing resilience to similar crises in the future.      

In all activities, UNDP encourages protection of human rights and gender equality: Gender and human rights are cross cutting issues in UNDP's work. UNDP focuses on gender equality and women's empowerment not only as human rights but also because they are a pathway to achieving sustainable development. Our goal is to ensure that women and men have an equal say in all governance institutions, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally in public dialogue and decision making. 


How We Work

UNDP’s has developed a package of six Signature Solutions to national development challenges and ambitions. They are designed to be flexible and can be tailored to specific country needs and demands.

Signature solution 1 – Keeping People out of Poverty: This signature solution will target the barriers and vulnerabilities that keep people in poverty, or that push people back into poverty when shocks and crises occur

Signature solution 2: Strengthen effective, accountable and inclusive governance: This solutions package will therefore focus on supporting diverse pathways towards building peaceful, just and inclusive societies

Signature solution 3: Enhance prevention and recovery for resilient societies:   UNDP’s developmental approach will help countries avoid crises and shocks and to quickly return to stable development if they occur.

Signature solution 4: Promote nature-based solutions for a sustainable planet: UNDP will apply integrated actions to address biodiversity loss by tackling market, policy and governance failures that lead to ecosystem degradation.

Signature solution 5: Close the energy gap:  This solution will focus on increasing energy access, promoting renewable energy and enhancing energy efficiency

Signature solution 6: Strengthen Gender Equality: The signature solution will develop interventions to reform discriminatory laws, institutions and policies. It will also enable decent work, access to basic services and infrastructure.




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