What We Do

UNDP is the leading global development agency for transnational change. We help empower lives and build resilient nations so that they can withstand crisis and improve the quality of life for everyone. UNDP partners with people at all levels of society principally with the host Government, the UN System, Civil Society Organisations, Private Sector, Inter-Governmental organisations and Foundations.

Our Goals

UNDP South Africa is committed to promoting strategic partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa through strong alignment with national development priorities and aspirations. UNDP South Africa programme of support is also consistent with the Government’s New Growth Path to accelerate the implementation of employment creation programmes and schemes.

About UNDP's work in South Africa

Our support is meant to complement South Africa’s efforts in implementing its Medium Term Strategic Cooperation Framework. There cannot be any doubts that South Africa has made remarkable progress towards the consolidation of democratic governance, improving access to education, health services , water electricity, housing and social protection for the historically disadvantaged people. more

Our Stories

Repositioning the Public Sector for better service delivery

In South Africa, UNDP’s support on governance issues is mainly focused on the strengthening the public sector’s performances, as well as the enhancement of accountability, asmore 

Tackling poverty by growing SMEs – UNDP South Africa

The South African story has been that of a high Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, primarily driven by the growth in the financial and services sector.more 

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