What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (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 more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

In the Philippines, UNDP fosters human development for peace and prosperity. Working with central and local Governments as well as civil society, and building on global best practices; UNDP strengthens capacities of women, men and institutions to empower them to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the objectives of the Philippine Development Plan. Through advocacy and development projects, with a special focus on vulnerable groups, UNDP works to ensure a better life for the Filipino people.

Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Impressive rates of economic growth have not led to significant poverty reduction or to an expansion of opportunities for decent work in the country. Therefore UNDP works towards a more inclusive growth that encompasses smart strategies, which enable the country to benefit more broadly from its national endowments. (Photo: UNDP Philippines)more

Our Stories

 boat man
Members of the Ulot Watershed Model Forest Stakeholders Federation (UWMFSF) comprised of 11 people’s organizations now help guide and operate Torpedo Boats in Samar Island National Park. (Photo: Wayne Pan/UNDP Philippines)
From timber to tourists: Community transformation in Samar Island

“Illegal logging – that is the large scale logging done by big companies. What we did here is not logging. We cut trees to sell tomore 

Using salvaged lumber and other recycled debris from Typhoon Bopha, a villager in the Philippines' Compostela Valley participates in a UNDP programme to rebuild communities while bringing much-needed income. (Photo: RV Mitra/UNDP Philippines)
After Philippines typhoon, clean-up brings recovery

“I’m not a carpenter but I hope that these wood scraps that I gather can be used to rebuild the damaged school where my child usedmore 

 vegetable garden
Established home vegetable gardens in Conner, Apayao. Native vegetables and root crops are possible alternative/complement to rice. (Photo: UNDP Philippines)
Putting food on the table through SAPAT

Like many housewives in the poor province of Apayao in the Philippines, Betty Nadnaden had difficulty putting food on the table for her growing family. Timesmore 

 school children
School children in the ‘School of Peace’ in Manila de Bugabos, Agusan del Norte are taught about peace. (Photo: MP Duran/ UNDP Philippines)
Schools of Peace: Antidote to culture of war, violence

MANILA DE BUGABOS, Agusan del Norte – Joy Carol C. Ardecer teaches peace to Grade 1 pupils. This morning, the lesson plan in mathematics was aboutmore 

View More

Projects and Initiatives

View all projects

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Philippines 
Go to UNDP Global