United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Headquarter: New York, United States

About UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network.  

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

To learn more about UNDP, read about the Sustainable Development Goals.

The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP.

Work at UNDP

Our culture

We are individually and collectively responsible for nurturing and promoting an organizational culture of ethics and integrity where we respect and uphold the organization’s values, and where staff are empowered and motivated to deliver sustainable development results. We seek people who are fair, impartial and honest. We value dynamic and adaptable persons who are not afraid to think creatively and are proactive, flexible and responsive.

Our core competencies

We place high importance on the following 5 core competencies.  Download the full document here.

  • Leadership: ability to persuade others to follow
  • Innovation: ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • People Management: ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Communication: ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Delivery: ability to get things done
New York, United States
Type of Organization:
United Nations System
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UNDP Administrator
Achim Steiner
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