UNDP in Asia and the Pacific
UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP), with 24 Country Offices covering work in 36 countries and decades of experience in the region, is a trusted adviser and a ‘development partner’ of choice for governments across the region in supporting the localization and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
WHAT THEY DO
UNDP-RBAP help their partners in identifying relevant solutions to today’s complex, trans-boundary development challenges. They support partners to design and implement large scale development initiatives that deliver lasting social, economic and environmental improvements in countries across the region.
Their support to governments, civil society, the private sector and communities is at every level of their organization: they provide legislative and regulatory advice that transforms governance systems; we provide capacity building and trainings that build nations; and they organize employment schemes that bring jobs to the most vulnerable groups.
For every project, they provide their partners with a team of experts who link local challenges to national, regional and global knowledge and resources.
Guided by UNDP’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan
, advisory and implementation work focuses on the following areas:
Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Climate and Disaster Resilience
In addition to these areas of focus which reflect regional developmental priorities, they emphasize gender, climate change, social protection and inclusive growth, in all aspects of our work.
Recognizing the complexity of development challenges, increasing advances in technology in the region, as well as the call for a data revolution, they have been investing in innovation, using approaches such as design thinking and foresight tools such as games, mobile applications, and big data to challenge business as usual and develop the next generation of development solutions.
The Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific established the Bangkok Regional Hub as well as the multi-disciplinary Pacific Centre in Suva with a focus on the Pacific Islands.
The main priority of the Regional Hub is to provide UNDP Country Offices in Asia and the Pacific with easy access to knowledge through high quality advisory services based on global applied research and UNDP lessons learned.
The second priority is to build partnerships and promote regional capacity building initiatives, which allow UNDP, governments and other development partners to identify, create and share knowledge relevant to solving urgent development challenges.
The Bangkok Regional Hub mainly focuses on support to Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding, Climate and Disaster Resilience, and Inclusive Growth with an overarching effort on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.