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

Youth engage in activities to stop electoral violence in Ondo State

UNDP Nigeria supports activities aimed at deepening democracy in Nigeria through targeted support to electoral stakeholders and activities aimed at engaging communities in the democratic process. Photo: UNDP Nigeriamore

Our Stories

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Sawdust waste generated by the sawmills used for the production of Briquettes. photo: undp nigeria

Turning a “burning mountain” of sawdust into briquettes

In the year 2002, Madam Caroline Adogame, a retired nurse, visited Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital, to see her son Leslie Adogame, who was working in themore 

Ekaete Umoh at her office
Ekaete Umoh (front) with her team outside of her office in Uyo, Nigeria. Photo: UNDP Nigeria

Ekaete's Story: Fighting the good fight for disability rights in Nigeria

When you meet disability rights advocate Ekaete Umoh, the first thing that comes to mind is how one person can have such motivation. Whether it ismore 

Welding and fabrication trainee
Some Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) Plumbing & Pipefitting trainees

Views and Impact of Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP)

“The programme outh Empowerment Programme (YEP) had a very positive impact on the lives of many of the youth in the community. My son, Paul Opuama,more 

MV Project School
One of the 420 pupils in "Makaranta", one of the two village schools established in May 2006 by UNDP and its Millennium Village Project partners

Village School gives free meals – and hopes of a bright future to local kids

For Khadijah Alhassan (eight years old) and her sister, Umi (four), going to school is fun and exciting. It is something they look forward to withmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Democratic Governance for Development

    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 

  • Niger Delta Youth Empowerment

    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 

  • Access to Renewable Energy

    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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