UNDP has been in Brazil since the early 60's, creating and implementing projects which aim to respond to the challenges and the specific demands of the country through an integrated view of development.
Aiming to contribute to combating poverty and inequality, the strengthening of democratic governance, economic growth and sustainable human development, UNDP Brazil - through technical cooperation and in partnership with the Brazilian government, the private sector and society Civil - has the constant task of aligning their work to the needs of a country dynamic, complex, multifaceted and diverse. To this end, UNDP is developing projects in four key areas set out in the Country Program for the 2012-2015 cycle: achieving the MDGs , with particular focus on reducing inequalities, sustainable development and inclusive production , with greater attention to the integration of mechanisms productive, sustainable and inclusive; reducing vulnerability to violence / public safety , with support, in particular, the formulation and implementation of public policies, and South-South cooperation , emphasizing the exchange of experiences and transfer knowledge and technologies to partner countries Brazil.
UNDP Brazil collaborates with its partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation projects contained in its portfolio, while also offering support services to the development of planned activities.
Apart from activities related to project management, the role of UNDP in the country include advocacy activities, policy advice or the formulation of public policies (policy advise) and technical assistance. To this end, UNDP makes available to its global network of Brazil in 177 countries and territories, their platform of knowledge and exchange of information and tools, methodologies and tools for management and production innovations, and lends its neutrality in the role of facilitator of dialogue, consensus building approach and different views towards common goals.
Based on the approach of sustainable human development, UNDP has sought to work towards integration, intersectoral, multidisciplinary and transversal of a set of topics defined as priority of his mandate. It highlights, among them the promotion of gender and racial equality, human rights and reducing regional inequalities. The strengthening of intuitions based on principles of democratic governance and capacity building individual, institutional and societal also has been the target of our work under the technical cooperation projects, partnerships and initiatives existing in the country.
UNDP Funding in Brazil
From the 90's, UNDP, in partnership with the Brazilian government embarked on an innovative initiative to finance and manage development programs. The co-financing resources (cost-sharing) government practically replaced the international donation of resources. In this system, widely used by UNDP in Latin America, governments contribute their own resources for projects that are integrated into the UNDP budget.
However, UNDP also receives funding from traditional donors in their work in Brazil, as well as assist Brazilian organizations interested in seeking funds from international institutions.
UNDP is also used for co-financing by third parties (financial institutions or private entities), besides acting as executing agency trust funds (the Global Environment Facility - GEF) and Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol.
In 2011, the total implementation of programs of UNDP Brazil was U.S. $ 109,931,146.00.The main sources of funding for these projects were the Brazilian government, cost shared with third parties and the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol.See more