United Nations Development Programme

UNDP works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. 

Inclusive growth, better services, environmental sustainability, good governance, and security are fundamental to development progress. We offer our expertise in development thinking and practice, and our decades of experience at country level, to support countries to meet their development aspirations and to bring the voices of the world’s peoples into deliberations. 

In 2016, UNDP is continuing its work to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.


United Nations Development Programme Resources

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Strengthening Dryland Women's Land Rights cover image
Reports & Research
December 2015

Land and land-based natural resources are the foundation of livelihoods for millions of people and are related to social, cultural and spiritual identity. This is particularly the case for drylands people, who, due to low and variable rainfall and water availability, have developed adaptive strategies in response to seasonal, climatic and environmental change. Gender role norms play an important role in these dynamics, where men and women often undertake different livelihood activities to manage difficult ecological conditions. 

Reports & Research
December 2010

This paper explores land policy for socioeconomic development in Vietnam. The research is based on field work, discussions with officials and scholars and background research, and highlights topics critical to the formulation and implementation of land policy. These topics – land as an asset, complementary public investments that raise the efficiency of land use, land conversion, food security, land consolidation, land and property taxation, and environmental sustainability – have been examined within a law and economics framework.

Institutional & promotional materials
November 2010

El Informe de este año resalta el gran aporte del enfoque de desarrollo humano, que ha sido más significativo que nunca para comprender el vertiginoso mundo en que vivimos y encontrar nuevas formas de aumentar el bienestar de la gente. De hecho, el desarrollo humano no se trata de un conjunto de preceptos fijos y estáticos, sino de un concepto en constante evolución, cuyas herramientas analíticas se adaptan a los cambios que ocurren en el mundo. Por ello, el Informe también da cuenta de cómo este enfoque se ajusta a los desafíos del nuevo milenio.