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.
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
Projects and Initiatives
The project seeks to support the local authorities and disaster-affected communities to clear and manage the debris generated and brought about by Typhoon Bopha (locally named Pablo), thus reducing threat to lives, health risks, as well as enabling the entry of critical assistance and life-saving services. more
The project seeks to contribute to the efforts of the national and local governments in facilitating the return/resettlement and early recovery of families displaced by the armed conflict in Mindanao.more
Philippines Poverty Environment Initiative: Environment and Natural Resources Revenues and Benefits for Poverty Reduction and Environmental Sustainability – Phase 1 and 2
The Philippine Poverty-Environment Initiative focuses on poverty reduction and sustainable development by integrating pro-poor agenda and environmental concerns into development planning and decision-making process. It aims at demonstrating that, if managed properly and sustainably, natural resources can propel the country to a path of an inclusive and sustainable development. more
Enhancing Greater Metro Manila’s Institutional Capacities for Effective Disaster/Climate Risk Management towards Sustainable Development (GMMA READY Project)
GMMA READY Project aims to decrease the vulnerability of the Greater Metro Manila Area (GMMA) to natural hazards and increase their resilience, by strengthening the institutional capacities of the local government units, concerned national government agencies, academic institutions and civil society organizations to manage disaster and climate change risks. more