Why partner with UNDP
UNDP has a proven track record in promoting socio-economic transformation and accelerating human development through reinforcing state capacity and forging the establishment of capable and resilient public institutions and functional democracies.
UNDP works in an open, impartial and transparent manner with its partners, both in government and non-government sector, in line with the internationally recognized UN norms, values, standards and good practices.
UNDP provides targeted, rapid and flexible response to emerging and long-lasting development challenges, such as the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on the most vulnerable layers of the society, capacity deficiency of public institutions, systemic corruption and regional disparities, climate change, etc.
UNDP is present at national, regional and local levels – making us a partner of choice to support the long-term nature of national development agenda.
UNDP involves non-state national partners which brings legitimacy and sustainability to initiatives.
UNDP supports public-private partnerships to build strong economies and democratic societies where people-centered development is a shared responsibility of all actors.
UNDP Partners in Armenia
UNDP in Armenia has invested heavily in preparing large-scale cooperation with international financial institutions (IFIs), such as the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the Government of Armenia. This cooperation is aimed at supporting the speed and quality of implementation of loans in the country, as well as the promotion of the concept of responsible lending. The Country Office is also generating new initiatives building on previous successful partnerships with both the European Union and the Russian Federation, and discussing new ideas with the US, UK and other partners. We are also investing in innovative approaches to partnerships, such as with the development of a concept for a Social Enterprise Facility, intended to create a new framework to fund development projects.
UNDP in Armenia will also foster collaborative partnerships with the World Bank, GIZ and WWF on tourism development, protected areas, forest management, etc.
UNDP Armenia will continue to facilitate knowledge generation and sharing among countries of Europe and the CIS through the promotion of our innovative tools such as the Social Innovation Camp methodology. Support will be provided in the disaster risk reduction (DRR) sector to support the Ministry of Emergency Situations to extend cooperation with Montenegro, Macedonia, the Kyrgyz Republic and Moldova. UNDP will continue to be an associate partner in support of the disaster prevention, preparedness and response project to advance EU standards (PPRD East) with Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Belarus.
The established GEF Small Grants Programme will continue to mentor and work closely with the UNDP Georgia as they establish their GEF SGP mechanism.
In the field of Integrated Border Management, East-East cooperation continues between Armenia and Georgia, and the Baltic States- in particular Latvia.