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

Participants at the Manila training of trainers share experiences with Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, UNDP. Photo: UNDP Philippines.
Two Multi-Country Programmes Leverage Resources and Partnerships to Reduce Stigma in Health Care Settings in Asia with Support from the Global Fund

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is leveraging its role under two multi-country programmes funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria tomore 

UNDP, along with other UN agencies, has supported the local situation assessments leading to early evacuations, particularly in the Eastern Visayas Region. UNDP Photo
As Typhoon Ruby makes landfall, a year since Haiyan has made a world of difference

UNDP’s has been working for several years with all levels of government and the people of the Philippines in preparing for disasters like Typhoon Hagupit whichmore 

Runoff from buildings is being stored and purified as a freshwater source. UNDP Photo
Maldives rainwater harvesting innovation could become model for other island nations

When Nasreena Ahmed was younger, the residents of Ihavandhoo Island in the Maldives could rely on groundwater for bathing, drinking, and cooking. Today that is nomore 

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 

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