United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


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

Cooperation between UNDP and the Russian Federation has lasted for more than two decades after the opening of UNDP Country Office in 1997. During the years of its presence in Russia UNDP contributed to various initiatives at the federal, regional and local levels. UNDP projects provided policy advice, technical assistance, and capacity support to the government and civil society partners. Over the years, UNDP in Russia worked to address a wide array of sustainable human development issues: from the socio-economic recovery of regions affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident to creating employment opportunities in urban and rural communities, from enhancing local governance capacities to HIV/AIDS prevention, from transforming national markets towards energy efficient technologies to the creation of national parks and reserves.

In 2015, relations between UNDP and Russia moved to a new level after signing by UNDP’s Administrator Helen Clark and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Government Igor Shuvalov of the Partnership Framework Agreement, which marked the growing role of Russia as a donor in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals agenda around the world.

Again in 2015, the Russian Federation-UNDP Trust Fund for Development was established, which is a financial mechanism for the implementation of Russia's assistance to CIS countries, as well as to low income and lower-middle-income countries in other regions. Since Trust Fund creation the Government of the Russian Federation has provided $ 55 million for the implementation of UNDP projects in partner countries, including $ 10 million for programs on strengthening the capacity of developing countries to address the negative effects of climate change, and $ 10 million for projects on supporting socio-economic opportunities for young people.

At present, with financial support of Russia a number of projects have been completed or are under implementation in the EAEU/CIS, Eastern Europe, Africa, Caribbean countries, and the Pacific small island developing states, which deal with improving people’s livelihood, integrated territorial development, promoting energy efficiency, disease control, enhancing access to climate finance, adapting to climate change, as well as with other major problems in partner countries.


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Contact information:

UNDP Partnership Support Office in the Russian Federation
9, Leontyevsky pereulok,
125009 Moscow
Tel.: 7(495) 787 49 47
Fax: 7(495) 787 21 01
E-mail: registry.ru@undp.org