UNDP-EU partnership: stories from the field

Here you will find stories that illustrate the partnership between UNDP and the Europan Union in the field. Given that our partnership covers 140 countries and spans over a decade, these stories represent just a fraction of what we do together. They are however important as they show what difference our partnership makes in the lives of people. They show how we help empower people and support the building of resilient nations.

Our Stories

  • Towards open, but secure borders in the South Caucasus
  • In Somaliland, local communities benefit from decentralization
    Jul 24, 2015

    In Somalia, a UN joint programme funded by various donors, including the EU, is working to empower local authorities and improve service delivery, especially to the most vulnerable communities.

  • Through village courts, justice for all in Bangladesh
    Jul 24, 2015

    Village Courts, an initiative adopted by the Bangladesh government with support from UNDP and funding from the EU, have reduced the time, expenses and hassle that plaintiffs often associate with the conventional courts system.

  • Armenia: empowering women to lead their communities
    Jul 24, 2015

    Only 11 per cent of parliamentarians are women, while at the local level, the reality is even bleaker. Women comprise barely nine per cent of representatives in local government. Since it opened an office in Armenia, UNDP has been advocating for gender equality. More recently, however, UNDP and the European Union have teamed-up to support women’s leadership in local communities.

  • Ukraine: Promoting Change at the Local Level
    Jul 24, 2015

    Until recently, the inhabitants of Pavlovka, a small town in Ukraine, had access to piped water for only three hours a day and sometimes not at all. Every day, the people of this community in Crimea had to carry buckets to a canal to retrieve water, just as the previous generations of the town did. However, in 2008, UNDP’s Crimea Integration and Development Program became a key mover for change for the little town.

  • In Pakistan, women work to strengthen democracy
    Jul 24, 2015

    A programme in Pakistan is training polling officials to ensure credibility of the polling process and increase public confidence for the upcoming general elections.

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