United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


UNDP is the United Nations' global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries.

UNDP goals: UNDP is about helping people live better lives through supporting government and civil society in key social and economic development areas.

UNDP Project Support Office in the Russian Federation has been functioning in Moscow since beginning of 2011. At the end of 2010 the UNDP Country Office was transformed into a national project support office due to the completion of the Country Programme for 2008-2010 and the evolution of the Russian Federation to the net contributing country status.

The task of the Project Support Office is to provide technical support to a number of projects, which UNDP continues implementing in the Russian Federation in cooperation with local government and other partners.

Before 2011, UNDP was represented in Russia by a Country Office, which started operating in Moscow in 1997, though UNDP has been present in Russia since 1993, when a framework Agreement was signed with the Government of the Russian Federation.

From 1997-2010, total funds disbursed in implementing UNDP projects amounted to over US $160 million.

UNDP priorities in Russia are defined in the Action Plan for 2011, which is to a great extent based on previous country programmes. It has been produced in extensive consultations with the Government of the RF.

Currently, UNDP programme priorities in the Russian federation include the following:

UNDP Presence in the Russian Federation

UNDP has implemented programmes both at the federal level and in a number of regions of the country.

UNDP Presence map in the Russian Federation
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You can learn more about UNDP programmes in Russia at: UNDP.RU

Funding: As result of this strong partnership approach, UNDP Russia can rely on several categories of donors: bilateral and multilateral, government, corporate, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and other trust-funds, as well UN agencies. The national project support office office depends entirely on funds generated within the country, on traditional donors and the Russian federal and regional governments. Beginning from 2011, it does not have access to the organisation’s global funds composed of contributions of UN member-countries because of Russia’s donor status.

Through its projects in Russia, UNDP is focused on supporting Russia in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of concrete goals and targets in priority areas of poverty reduction, health, education, environment, human rights and partnership, adopted by the world leaders at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000. In Russia, as in some other middle-income countries, internationally accepted MDGs have been customized to better fit the country-specific context. At the same time, UNDP projects support Russia’s international role in MDGs implementation.

Contact information:

Leontyevsky Lane, 9, 125009
Tel: 7(495) 787 21 00
Fax: 7(495) 787 21 01
E-mail: office@undp.ru

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