About us

UNDP in Europe and Central Asia

UNDP's goal in Europe and Central Asia is to help eradicate poverty in all its forms, accelerate the transition to sustainable development, and make sure countries and people are able to withstand crises and shocks. We work to make sure the most vulnerable and excluded are not left behind, develop game changing solutions to accelerate sustainable development, and promote prevention and preparedness against crises and shocks.

Our plan

The overarching objective of our new regional programme is to help accelerate the implementation and achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The three objectives of the regional programme are:

  • to help put into place effective systems of governance to accelerate structural transformations;
  • to promote greener, more inclusive economies and gender equality to ensure that economic growth leaves no one behind and restores, rather than further depletes, the natural capital; and
  • to chart risk-informed development pathways to build resilience and prevent shocks and crises.

The plan identifies six “signature solutions” against which UNDP will now align its resource and expertise, to make a real impact on poverty, governance, energy access, gender equality, resilience and environmental sustainability.

We will work with our full spectrum of partners – including all UN agencies and programmes, long-standing partners such as the European Union, traditional as well as new and emerging donors and International financial institutions to help countries mobilize knowledge and funding in support of this ambitious agenda.


portion of the workforce in precarious jobs


people living with HIV


percent of the world’s migrants from the region


unemployment rate among the Roma


proportion of the world’s investments in renewable energy


percent of women in parliament

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