Overview

What We Do

UNDP is the UN’s global development network. UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half, by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Our mandate in Nigeria is rooted in the Agreement with the Government of Nigeria, under an ongoing Country Programme Action Plan which aims to contribute towards achieving Nigeria’s long-term Vision of sustainable socio-economic and political development. The Agreement requires UNDP to support and supplement national efforts at solving the most important problems relating to democratic governance, economic development, social progress and sustainable livelihoods

Informal businesses are key safe nets for millions

UNDP Nigeria supports both Federal and State Authorities in identifying opportunities for stronger participation of the informal sector in creating wealth for people and generating revenue for national developmentmore

Our Stories

UNDP and Japan support IDPs
The Secretariat Office of Mafa LGA under reconstruction providing locals with emergency employment

UNDP and Japan supports IDPs in North East of Nigeria

With funding from the Government of Japan, UNDP and its implementing partners continues to provide support to people affected by the ongoing military insurgency in Northmore 

The UN System in Nigeria is building on support to the Government provided during the transition from MDGs to SDGs. UN System continues to take the lead in supporting government efforts aimed at mainstreaming SDGs into national plans and budgets. The Country went through an economic recession and ongoing insecurity and humanitarian crisis in the North-East - both have put additional stress on national institutions to meet medium to long-term development aspirations. Different UN agencies are continuing with their support to national efforts aimed at addressing these challenges. From providing humanitarian support and early recovery needs in the North-East to supporting the country implement the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.  To effectively demonstrate UN support to the Government and people of Nigeria it is important that the UN family strengthen its ability to speak with 'one voice', harmonise key messages and consolidate reports about development results being achieved. Additionally, our development partners are now more interesting in funding activities that addressing broad issues that address development in general. This implies that UN Agencies must seek to work closer together and report together - for effective resource mobilization.  For communication focal points like myself, working in the Resident Coordinator's Office, it is important to have the necessary tools and methods that enable clear and consistent strategic positioning of the UN in Nigeria so that effective and strategic communication can take place. Using Communicating as One as a pillar, as part of the Standard Operating Procedures for Delivering as One, the UN in Nigeria stands to benefit from harmonised messaging and reporting. Learning is a continuous process and skills need to be sharpened along one's professional path. As new tools are designed together with new technologies, I need to strengthens my skills and competencies so that I can effectively and efficiently provided the much needed guidance to senior management on the best options for enhanced visibility of UN's comparative advantage and added value in supporting national efforts aimed at realising its long-term vision and sustainable development. The course will deepen my understanding of the emerging development framework and the resulting changes in communication requirements within the UN system. It will also sharpen my engagement skills required for continued and effective collaborating with host governments and other external stakeholders. For UN support in Nigeria to have traction, the UN family must communicate as one.
UNDP Resident Representatives delivering his statement at the launch of PSAG on SDGs in Abuja (Photo, UNDP Nigeria/Lucky Musonda)

Let us bring private sector into 'engine room' of SDGs - Edward

Statement by UNDP Resident Representative, Edward Kallon, during the launch of the Private Sector Advisory Group on SDGs in Nigeria - 28 February 2017, Abuja.more 

The UN System in Nigeria is building on support to the Government provided during the transition from MDGs to SDGs. UN System continues to take the lead in supporting government efforts aimed at mainstreaming SDGs into national plans and budgets. The Country went through an economic recession and ongoing insecurity and humanitarian crisis in the North-East - both have put additional stress on national institutions to meet medium to long-term development aspirations. Different UN agencies are continuing with their support to national efforts aimed at addressing these challenges. From providing humanitarian support and early recovery needs in the North-East to supporting the country implement the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.  To effectively demonstrate UN support to the Government and people of Nigeria it is important that the UN family strengthen its ability to speak with 'one voice', harmonise key messages and consolidate reports about development results being achieved. Additionally, our development partners are now more interesting in funding activities that addressing broad issues that address development in general. This implies that UN Agencies must seek to work closer together and report together - for effective resource mobilization.  For communication focal points like myself, working in the Resident Coordinator's Office, it is important to have the necessary tools and methods that enable clear and consistent strategic positioning of the UN in Nigeria so that effective and strategic communication can take place. Using Communicating as One as a pillar, as part of the Standard Operating Procedures for Delivering as One, the UN in Nigeria stands to benefit from harmonised messaging and reporting. Learning is a continuous process and skills need to be sharpened along one's professional path. As new tools are designed together with new technologies, I need to strengthens my skills and competencies so that I can effectively and efficiently provided the much needed guidance to senior management on the best options for enhanced visibility of UN's comparative advantage and added value in supporting national efforts aimed at realising its long-term vision and sustainable development. The course will deepen my understanding of the emerging development framework and the resulting changes in communication requirements within the UN system. It will also sharpen my engagement skills required for continued and effective collaborating with host governments and other external stakeholders. For UN support in Nigeria to have traction, the UN family must communicate as one.
IDPs drawn from Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe States enrolled in an Auto-mechanic training programme in Kaduna (Photo, UNDP Nigeria)

Today’s IDPs will be tomorrow’s Auto-Mechanic experts - thanks to UNDP

Contuining with interventions aimed at meeting early recovery needs of populations affected by the crisis in the North-East, UNDP is building on activities focusing on empoweringmore 

MV Project School
Earth's ozone layer lies in the stratosphere, lies between 20 - 40 kilometers above the surface of the Earth (Photo khadley.com)

Nigeria scales up efforts towards ridding the country of Ozone Depleting Substances

After successfully meeting the target for the Management Plan for phasing out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), Nigeria will commence the second phase. During the first phase, Nigeriamore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • The Democratic Governance for Development (DGD II) is a joint donor-funded project managed by UNDP in support of deepening democracy in Nigeria. It is funded with contributions from the European Union (EU), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the UNDP.more 

  • The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is aimed at reducing the level of poverty and stimulate sustainable development in the Niger Delta. The project will contribute towards this objective by providing an effective and sustainable job creation programme targeted at the youth of the region.more 

  • The BOI/UNDP Access to Renewable Energy Project’s main focus is to increase the national capacity to invest in and utilize renewable energy resources to improve access to modern energy services for MSMEs and other households.more 

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