What We Do

UNDP in Asia and the Pacific has 24 Country Offices and works regionally from Bangkok and Suva. Our work covers 36 countries and territories. From the world’s most populous nation to the smallest island territory. We draw inspiration from the resilience of the people in the region. It builds on trust, and a long-term commitment to work with people and their governments to find solutions that work for each country and each community, to design sustainable development interventions, and to foster lasting recovery from disasters or armed conflict.More

Our Goals

We work to support countries in the Asia and the Pacific achieving their national development goals and human development objectives within the four main focus areas: Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development.More

Helping the country and its people recover from disaster, UNDP provided 25,000 vulnerable people temporary jobs clearing debris after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines.

Photo: UNDP Philippines

Our Stories

  • Women in Junka Village in Badghis Province used to walk for two hours to get water. Now they have access to water in their village thanks to a project supported by UNDP-NABDP with Spanish funds. Photo: UNDP Afghanistan

    Local decision-making improves women’s lives in Afghanistan

    In the village of Jukna in Badghis Province, Gulsatan recalls how in earlier days women had to walk four kilometres daily simply to collect drinking water for their families.more

  • Villagers in Trabek village, Kampong Chhnang province clean the solar panels they use to recharge batteries for electricity. Photo: UNDP Cambodia

    Solar panels bring lights to rural homes in Cambodia

    Using generator to recharge car batteries is the common method of how rural households that still remain off the national grid get electricity. But in Kampong Chhnang province, the utility has just gotten a little hi-tech.more

  • Frauline Limen took advantage of the Nauru Entrepreneurship Development Project to improve her livelihoods. Photo: Patrick Tuimaleali'ifano/UNDP

    From a grassroots mindset to a real entrepreneur in Nauru

    More than 260 Nauruans have been able to increase their income and improve the livelihoods of their families after knocking on the doors of the Enterprise Resource Centre.more

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Featured Publications
Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in the Asia-Pacific

This report explores the potential for renewable energy in the region, including hydropower, wind, solar and biomass, as well as experiences and opportunities to improve energy efficiency.

Integrating Gender in Disaster Risk Management in Small Island Developing States: A Guide

This guide outlines the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean and explains how gender roles and responsibilities result in differential exposure and impact of disasters.