UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre

Connecting Countries to Knowledge

Nepali villager earns income from soap business run on energy from UNDP-supported micro-hydro power.

The Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific established the Asia-Pacific Regional Centre as well as the multi-disciplinary Pacific Centre in Suva with focus on the Pacific Islands.

The main priority of the Regional Centre is to provide UNDP Country Offices in Asia and the Pacific with easy access to knowledge through high quality advisory services based on global applied research and UNDP lessons learnt.

The second priority is to build partnerships and promote regional capacity building initiatives, which allow UNDP, governments and other development partners to identify, create and share knowledge relevant to solving urgent development challenges.

The Asia-Pacific Regional Centre mainly focuses on support to Democratic Governance, Environment & Energy, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Poverty Reduction with an overarching effort on achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Policy Research & Analysis
Producing country and regional reports, policy briefs, applied policy research papers and codification exercises of lessons learnt.

Programme Development & Technical Backstopping
Strengthening country office capacity with regard to design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNDP programmes in a host country.

Strategic Policy Advice & Advocacy
Promoting UNDP priorities with partners and seeking to provide them with timely and up-to-date advice on development challenges, building on comparative experience and knowledge inside and outside of UNDP.

Capacity Development & Training
Supporting institutional development and dedicated training for country office staff, host Governments and partners. The Regional Centre helps countries to draw up strategies to address capacity constraints that inhibit realization of the Millennium Development Goals. The Regional Centre is committed to the idea that all external interventions should build sustainable capacities based on local values.

Knowledge Services
Acting as a regional hub distilling knowledge and experience into usable products and tools, collecting and disseminating it. The Regional Centre also provides expert referrals and facilitates transfers of expertise between Country Offices.

To relay the impact of UNDP’s programmes to partners, public and the media, the Regional Centre provides advisory support for effective communications and advocacy, including coverage of related news events, launching of relevant publications, advice on national media strategies, advance press work for UNDP officials visiting the region, and communications training.

Contact UNDP in Asia and the Pacific
General Inquiries

Bangkok Regional Hub
Phone: +66 2 304 9100
Fax: +66 2 280 2700
Email: registry.th@undp.org

Pacific Centre
Phone: +679 330 0399
Fax: +679 330 1976
Email: registry.pacificcentre@undp.org