To support human development and the achievement of the MDGs in the Philippines, UNDP works at both national and local levels; the development and implementation of innovative pilot projects and local interventions are paired with actions that ensure a supportive legal and regulatory policy environment.
UNDP identifies key gaps in policy, regulation, and capacity. Those gaps are then addresses through policy support, technical assistance, and capacity building to strengthen relevant national and local institutions. Similar effort are directed at civil society and community group partners wherever necessary. UNDP's work with the UN Civil Society Advisory Committee serves to foster deep partnerships with grassroots organizations. UNDP draws on these as well as government partnerships at the local level to pilot projects, strengthen the capacity of local leaders and communities, and support the empowerment of stakeholders to allow them to affect their own lives.
To reflect the complex and multi-sector nature of the country's development challenge, UNDP is pursuing convergence in its programme and developing activities that tackle development issues from a broader perspective. Throughout its work, UNDP draws upon a global network of partners and experts mobnilizing resources and applying experiences.