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.
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
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
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