Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Citizen Peacemaking in CyprusOct 24, 2013Citizen Peacemaking in CyprusThe story of individual efforts and projects and initiatives supported by UNDP and USAID unfold in each chapter to provide the reader with an overview on how civil society has been able to contribute to peacebuilding in a divided context and one of the world’s longest standing conflicts.

  • Predicting peaceApr 29, 2015Predicting peacePredicting Peace introduces the Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index (SCORE) – a unique tool which can be applied across a wide range of contexts to provide practical, country-specific guidance for policy makers and decision-makers.

  • Natural disaster risks in Central Asia: A synthesisJul 10, 2013Natural disaster risks in Central Asia: A synthesisApril 2011 - This study offers a baseline analysis for identifying disaster risk reduction and climate risk management interventions in Central Asia, and it complements a capacity assessment undertaken for the Central Asia Center for Disaster Response and Risk Reduction.

  • Small Arms Survey 2010-2011 in Bosnia and HerzegovinaFeb 24, 2012Small Arms Survey 2010-2011 in Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe aim of this survey is to offer empirically-based facts on the overall presence and impact of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Our work on crisis prevention and recovery

UNDP works with national and international partners to prevent, manage and recover from violence, conflict and natural disasters.


This includes making sure that institutions are prepared to prevent or respond to crises and that risks are addressed in national plans.


When faced with a crisis, UNDP is ready to help countries respond. UNDP also promotes peace building and national dialogue, and advocates for women’s involvement in preventing conflicts.


Development challenges in the region include conflict over identity and resources, issues of governance and the rule of law, weapons, natural disasters and the likely impact of climate change.