What's UNDP
Updated: 2009-08-05 16:06

What's UNDP
Khalid Malik (L), UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in China, talks with journalist during an exclusive interview with China Daily website Thursday July 30, 2009. [] 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

In China, UNDP fosters human development to empower women and men to build better lives. As the UN’s development network, UNDP draws on a world of experience to assist China in developing its own solutions to the country’s development challenges. Through partnerships and innovation, UNDP works to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and an equitable Xiao Kang society by reducing poverty, strengthening rule of the law, promoting environmental sustainability, and fighting HIV/AIDS.

Today, more than 85% of UNDP projects in China are directly executed by Chinese institutions, involving more than a dozen government ministries as well as NGOs and the private sector. In recent years, intensified results-based management and broadened strategic partnerships with key development actors have become a priority. Now, in addition to grass-roots interventions, UNDP increasingly works towards advocacy, policy advice, dialogue and facilitation, as well as brokerage for innovative solutions.

UNDP manages financial resources from various sources in support of its development efforts in China. These resources include UNDP Core funding, resources mobilized from the Chinese Government and other donors to China, resources from global trust funds such as the Global Environment Facility and the Montreal Protocol, and funds from the private sector. In the programme cycle 2001-2005, UNDP mobilized more than US$ 250 million for its programme in China.