The United Nations Development Programme

The UNDP is the United Nation’s global development network. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.

UNDP-implemented projects and programmes are primarily managed by the organisation's extensive network of over 130 country offices, with the central UNDP-GEF environment team providing technical guidance and support.

As of February 2008, UNDP's GEF-funded projects amounted to approximately US$ 7.47 billion.

UNDP supports the development of projects in the areas covered by the GEF and also manages two corporate programmes on behalf of the GEF partnership. These are the Small Grants Programme (which has a portfolio of over 5,000 community-based projects) and the GEF National Consultative Dialogue Initiative, which strengthens country ownership and involvement in GEF activities.

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.  On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.