New World project
Despite notable progress made towards addressing the development challenges outlined by the MDGs and SDGs, there are still significant disparities among the basic goals that need to be overcome.
The New World Project increases access to safe drinking water and sanitation to improve basic needs. It also strengthens the position of women and youth in their communities and society, improve their education, and create job opportunities so they can actively contribute to the development and well-being of their communities.
The project is implemented through civil society organizations (or directly by UNDP Country Offices) across Europe and Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Organizations are encouraged to address the needs of the communities in an innovative, inclusive and sustainable way.
New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives
The project, supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), was launched in 2014. It is built on the success and the governance model of Every Drop Matters Project (EDM), supported by TCCF between 2011 and 2013.
While Every Drop Matters addressed a key priority of providing improved access to safe water and sanitation, the New World Project is designed to address a broader scope of sustainable development priorities that are relevant to UNDP and TCCF.
The overall goal of the project is to help building resilient and healthy communities as the world adapts to the newly shaped “Sustainable Development Goals”.
The project is implemented through a series of call for proposals to NGOs, CBOs or directly by UN/UNDP Country Offices in the target countries. The 1st Generation of New World projects was launched in 2014, followed by the 2nd Generation in 2015. Many of the 2nd generation projects build on the achievements that 1st generation recipient communities have made.
What have we accomplished so far?
- 44 projects have been supported in 19 countries.
- US$3.9 million have been committed in grant funding
- 218 communities were targeted through project activities under the 1st Generation.
- 110,000 people directly and over 1.1 million indirectly have benefited from project interventions under the 1st Generation projects.
- 3.2 million m3 water have been replenished.
The project will run through December 2017.