The United Nations Development Programme has the widest mandate and works on sustainable development issues across the board.
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.
UNDP in Armenia
UNDP in Armenia promotes equal opportunities and a dignified life for all by modelling and implementing innovative and sustainable solutions to Armenia’s development challenges.
The Country Office was established in 1993 and since then it has positioned itself as a strategic and substantive partner to the Government of Armenia and other stakeholders by assisting their efforts to advance human development and improve the well-being of citizens. When necessary it acts as a convening power, supporting collaboration and partnerships across governmental and non-governmental actors.
Through the development of an efficient yet responsive administration system, UNDP in Armenia draws on global and local expertise to pilot and pursue innovative, cutting-edge developmental projects and service delivery. These projects reach every layer of society, from local governments and communities, up to key government ministries.
The total volume of UNDP programme to date is over USD 105 million, which includes UNDP core resources, as well as government and donor contributions. The Armenian Government’s contributions total USD 39 million for the period 2004 to 2014.
UNDP’s country programme is fully aligned with national priorities and development needs and focuses on three areas:
Supporting the national institutions in developing and implementing the Regional Development Strategy, increasing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, ensuring efficient and sustainable agriculture, as well as rejuvenating and upgrading the urban fabric of Yerevan are the main areas of activities in the Poverty Reduction programme.
In the field of Democratic Governance, UNDP supports Armenia in meeting its international obligations in human rights, engages women in decision-making at the local level, supports national stakeholders in developing a new Anti-Corruption strategy, as well as incorporates new, innovative approaches such as co-design, crowdsourcing and behavioural insights into UNDP’s programmes. Modernization of the border management sector and strengthening of capacities of border management agencies to facilitate trade and transit, with an emphasis on enhanced accountability, transparency and integrity, is another area of the Governance work.
Creation of a regulatory framework to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, reductions to the local impact of climate change, promotion of green urban development and sustainable land management, and implementation of a national disaster risk reduction strategy are key areas of work in Environment & Energy programme.