Partnership is at the heart of everything UNDP does. At UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, we are working closely with development assistance providers in the region, mobilizing means to implement the 2030 Agenda.
Development assistance providers in Eurasia region have unique comparative strengths to offer, some building on the experience of recent transition to market economies, and many others cherishing close historical ties with neighboring developing countries. What is common among our partners is the desire to explore innovative solutions to development challenges in the spirit of global solidarity and strengthening South-South cooperation. With UNDP’s global presence and development expertise, we combine our strengths for a greater development impact.
Partnerships for Development Impact
With its global presence and decades-long experience in delivering development solutions, UNDP offers a unique range of tools to new development assistance providers in the region, focusing on:
- Capacity development for aid effectiveness at the institutional, organizational and individual levels, ranging from setting up legislative frameworks for official development assistance (ODA), to establishing aid agencies, and training personnel (e.g. SlovakAid, RoAid, KazAid). In addition, development assistance providers learn, exchange ideas, and experiences with peers and experts through our ODA Learning Series, co-hosted by the OECD.
- Implementation support: Whether it’s through creating a trust fund (Russia-UNDP Trust Fund for Development), or regional initiatives (Slovak Republic strengthening public finance management), or Innovation Challenge Funds, UNDP’s global presence and implementation capacity ensure results based implementation, reaching the most vulnerable even in places where development assistance providers have limited presence.
- Global network of development expertise: UNDP’s Global Policy Network boasts experts who provide cutting-edge timely development advice based on best practices from around the world. Tapping into South-South development cooperation experiences as well as resources of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, partners gain access to global and regional networks and increased visibility in UN fora. Furthermore, through UNDP’s presence, development assistance providers can share their own expertise for development around the world (Russian Experts on Demand programme; Czech Experts on Demand).