A broader picture of poverty

Beyond income: Poverty is not only about lacking the means
to make ends meet or pay the bills for basic services on time.

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Our mission

On the ground in about 170 countries and territories, UNDP works to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.


Our impact


jobs created (41% for women) in
101 countries


new voters registered in 52 countries


disaster risk reduction plans put in place in 62 countries



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UNDP is committed to ending poverty once and for all. That’s why we work to get to the root causes of poverty and create lasting change. The good news is we have a plan. But we need your help to get the job done.


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