United Nations Development Programme  (UNDP)  - SYRIA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nationsí global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. At the global level, UNDPís focus is on helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of: Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Energy and Environment, Information and Communications Technology and HIV/AIDS.

    Since 1962, UNDP has been operating in Syria, cooperating with the government and focusing on human development issues. The State Planning Commission (SPC) is UNDPís main counterpart in the government. Working closely with the SPC ensures that international cooperation programmes and internationally agreed development goals are brought in line with national development priorities, simultaneously ensuring that projects meet the twin needs of priority and sustainability.

    The UNDP programme in Syria is designed to address two functions:

  1. To meet the increasing demand for policy advice and capacity building in support of the governmentís economic and social transformation, and

  2. To position the UNDP in its rightful place among the donor community as the proponent of human centered, participatory and sustainable socio-economic development. In this context the programme has a strong advocacy component.

In support of Syriaís current transition the UNDP programme centers in five practice areas:

  • Poverty Reduction

  • Democratic Governance

  • Energy & Environment

  • Crisis Prevention and Recovery


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