United Nations Development Programme

About the United Nations Development Programme

Founded in 1965, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works on the ground in 177 countries. UNDP acts as the lead organization in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. It helps countries focus on finding solutions to the challenges of democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, environment and energy, and HIV/AIDS.

UNDP is headquartered in New York and has five regional bureaus—Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

View UNDP’s website here.


UNDP is one of the six multilateral institutions that support CAREC. It actively participates in institutional events, such as the ministerial conferences and senior officials meetings, as well as in sector coordinating committees’ meetings.

UNDP has provided assistance in formulating and developing economic and trade policies. It has initiated coordination with other regional organizations, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. It also conducts trade facilitation–themed workshops.

All 11 CAREC countries are UNDP members—Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.