What We Do

UNDP in Asia and the Pacific has 24 Country Offices and works regionally from Bangkok and Suva. Our work covers 36 countries and territories. From the world’s most populous nation to the smallest island territory. We draw inspiration from the resilience of the people in the region. It builds on trust, and a long-term commitment to work with people and their governments to find solutions that work for each country and each community, to design sustainable development interventions, and to foster lasting recovery from disasters or armed conflict. More

Our Goals

We work to support countries in the Asia and the Pacific achieving their national development goals and human development objectives within the four main focus areas: Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development. More

We help build resilient nations.

Tropical Cyclone Ian hit the northeast islands of Ha’apai in Tonga in January 2014. UNDP partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Ministry of Internal Affairs including the Office of the Governor of Ha’apai to implement the Post Cyclone Livelihoods Recovery and Cash-for-Work in Ha’apai, Tonga project. The people of Ha’apai community also had the opportunity to participate in the recovery and rebuilding efforts. Photo: Nacanieli Speigth/UNDP more

Our Stories

  • Ms. Phoum Leakhena hosts a call-in show on voice of person with disabilities. Photo: UNDP Cambodia

    Cambodia | A radio station by and for persons with disabilities

    The VPD’s broadcast – although still in its infancy – is aimed at correcting social behavior to treat people with disabilities not as a burden but an asset contributing to development of the country.more

Featured Publications
Biodiversity for Sustainable Development: Delivering Results for Asia and the Pacific

The book showcases UNDP’s innovative work to conserve land, water and ocean resources, while adapting to climate change, enhancing local capacity, and generating sustainable livelihoods.

The State of Human Development in the Pacific

This report provides an updated picture on the state of human development in the Pacific, drawn from new data and analysis from Household Income and Expenditure (HIES) surveys conducted in various PICs, as well as other recent research.