United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Document Summary: 

Organizational profile: The United Nations Development Programme works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. They help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. Drawing on over forty years of experience in sustainable development, UNDP assists countries to implement their obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and to integrate environmental concerns into national and sectoral plans and strategies; secure resources; and implement programmes that advance inclusive, sustainable development and strengthen livelihoods.

UNDP's Funding Windows are a pooled, flexible funding mechanism that provide a strategic opportunity for partners to contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through the Nature, Climate and Energy Funding Window UNDP will advance its work on several closely connected high priority climate, energy, health and environmental challenges.

Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are a locus of national planning for a future of decarbonization and green jobs, delivering sustainable development alongside agreed climate change priorities under the Paris Agreement. UNDP’s NDC Support Programme provides tailored assistance to countries to enhance and implement these climate action plans.

Financing Instrument: Grants, Technical Assistance

Project scale: A total of $56 million was allocated to projects in 2019. Projects related to biodiversity and forestry ranged from US$700,000 to US$4,800,000.

Applicable geographical regions/country groups: Global

Eligibility Criteria: The UNDP work in collaboration with governments on development programmes and projects.

Application guidelines: To learn more about UNDP’s Thematic Windows contact your UNDP focal point or send an email to fundingwindows.advisorygroup@undp.org

Publication Date
Thursday, 01 April 2021
Applicable location
Climate change
Biodiversity conservation
Sustainable land use
Financing opportunities