UNDP works to reduce poverty by promoting inclusive and sustainable human development. We focus our efforts on making growth and trade benefit everyone in developing countries. Unless economic growth is inclusive, it will not reduce poverty, improve equality and produce jobs. Inclusive growth is also essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030.
Inclusive and sustainable human development is a central part of development policies and strategies of both UNDP and the EU. Together, we work to make real improvements in people’s lives, opening up their choices and opportunities. The partnership is multifaceted and covers all the developing regions of the world.more
Agriculture helps eradicate rural poverty
EU-UNDP initiative helps to boost the agricultural potential of Georgia, increase food production and eradicate rural poverty. Photo: UNDP Georgia.
Increasingly, there is recognition of the role that migration can play – and does play – for development. The Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI), funded by the EU and the Swiss Development Agency, is a testimony to this growing interest in the strong links between migration and development.more
Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
An initiative to support the low-value minerals and materials sector in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.The sector includes the mining of construction materials, dimension stones, industrial minerals and low-grade metals and precious stones.more