General information about UNDP
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of:
UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.
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.
In each country office, the UNDP Resident Representative normally also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for the United Nations system as a whole. Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources.
UNDP Uzbekistan Country Office
UNDP opened its representative office in Uzbekistan in January 1993. During its more than decade-long experience here, UNDP has been committed to enhancing the development situation in the country. UNDP has worked intensively to support the Government, civil society and people in Uzbekistan to overcome the numerous challenges of transition. UNDP has assisted governmental and non-governmental institutions in obtaining the knowledge, experience and resources needed to successfully pursue economic and social reforms to ensure a good and promising future for the Uzbek people.
UNDP assistance in Uzbekistan, through its current country program action plan (2010-2015) focuses on two overall, inter-linked objectives; to support the Government in advancing economic and democratic reforms; and strengthening and fostering the participation of civil society in development processes at national and local levels. UNDP’s work is concentrating on three thematic areas:
- economic governance and poverty reduction;
- environmental governance;
- democratic governance.
Special attention is paid to mainstreaming the use of information and communication technologies as well as gender, and to applying human-rights-based and participatory approaches throughout the program.
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Who are the decision makers
As in many countries where UNDP is present, the Resident Representative of UNDP in Uzbekistan also serves as the Resident Coordinator (RC) for the entire United Nations system in this country. He/she thus becomes the designated representatives of the UN Secretary General for development operations in a country. The Resident Representative is ultimately accountable for the quality and sustainability of UNDP interventions in a Country and for ensuring that all UNDP policies and procedures are fully complied with.
The current UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan is Ms. Anita Nirody.
The Resident Representative in Uzbekistan is supported by Assistant Resident Representative (ARR) Mr. Stefan Liller and Mr. Jaco Cilliers, the Deputy Resident Representative (DRR).
The DRR covers a broad range of issues ranging from programme formulation to delivery, oversight of UNDP operations, and representing UNDP when the RC/RR is acting as the Coordinator of the UN system. The DRR leads strategic planning for UNDP operations, setting of management targets, and monitors services provided by UNDP to projects and programmes and other agencies.
Under the guidance of the DRR, the ARR acts as a manager of and advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of CO programme, manages a major programme portfolio in one or more of the programme practice areas.
On the global lever, UNDP is governed by the Executive Board (www.undp.org/execbrd
), which provides inter-governmental support and supervises the activities of UNDP, ensuring that UNDP is responsive to the needs of programme countries.
The Administrator manages UNDP's day-to-day work, and is directly accountable for all UNDP activities to the Executive Board. The Administrator is the third highest ranking official in the United Nations System after the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General. He/she is appointed by the Secretary-General for a term of four years, and confirmed by the General Assembly.
The current UNDP Administrator is Ms. Helen Clark and she is supported by an Associate Administrator.
During its 15-year experience in Uzbekistan, UNDP has developed close partnerships with many development stakeholders such as government bodies, civil society representatives, academia, private sector and international community. UNDP draws on knowledge and expertise of its wide range of partners and brings international experience to tackle development challenges in Uzbekistan, helping this county attract and use aid more effectively.
UNDP partners with a number of key ministries and government institutions ensuring that all development interventions respond to the needs of the country and support national development policies.
UNDP works closely with donors present in Uzbekistan, including all other UN Agencies, IFIs, bilateral and multilateral institutions. UNDP is a trusted and reliable partner known for its role of development broker among other donor organizations including GFATM (Global Fund to Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis), the European Union and the Global Environmental Facility.
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