United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

About United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Based In: Thailand
  • Markets Active: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • Sector: Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Education, Employability, Gender, Governance, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Beneficiaries: Children and youths, Ethnic minorities, Immigrants and asylum seekers and refugees, People in poverty, People with disabilities, People without employment, Women and girls
  • Support Provided: Access to Networks, Coaching and Mentoring of Management, Fundraising and/or Revenue Strategy, Impact Measurement, Legal Support, Marketing and Communication, Strategy Consulting

Who we are

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 we do

We help our partners in identifying relevant solutions to today’s complex, trans-boundary development challenges. We support them to design and implement large scale development initiatives that deliver lasting social, economic and environmental improvements in countries across the region.

Our support to governments, civil society, the private sector and communities is at every level of their organization: we provide legislative and regulatory advice that transforms governance systems; we provide capacity building and trainings that build nations; and we organize employment schemes that bring jobs to the most vulnerable groups.

For every project, we provide our 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:

In addition to these areas of focus which reflect regional developmental priorities, we 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, we 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.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) team members on AVPN Connector
  • Artak Melkonyan

    Chief Operating Officer, UNDP SDG Innovative FinanceUNDP SDG Innovative Finance

  • Bradley Busetto

    Bradley Busetto

    DirectorUNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development

  • Charles (Chongguang) Yu

    Investment Appraisal Specialist , Nature, Climate and EnergyUNDP

  • Cissy Shen

    Youth Co:Lab Summit CoordinatorUnited Nations Development Programme

  • Dinh-Long Pham

    Youth Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation SpecialistUnited Nations Development Programme

  • eleanor.horrocks

    Bangkok Regional Youth teamUNDP

  • Emily Davis

    Emily Davis

    SDG Finance Policy SpecialistUNDP Asia-Pacific SDG Financing Facility (APFIN)

  • Fayez Ahmed

    Youth Programme CoordinatorUNDP Bangladesh

  • Hongmei Li

    Communication and partnership advisorUNDP

  • Joanne Manda

    Joanne Manda

    Regional Advisor, Climate Change & Innovative FinanceUNDP Bangkok Regional Hub | UNDP Innovative Finance Lab (IFLab)

  • Karanraj Chaudri

    Advisor, Social Impact Investments, South AsiaUNDP

  • Ke Lin

    Youth Social Entreneurship and Innovation ConsultantUNDP

  • Marcela Werutsky

    Transparency & Accountability ConsultantUnited Nations Development Programme

  • Nisha Oswal

    Youth Startup Support CoordinatorUNDP

  • Pagna Ukthaun

    Pagna Ukthaun

    Head of ExplorationUnited Nations Development Programme

  • Ruoxiao Song

    Youth Empowerment Alliance CoordinatorUNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

  • Savinda Ranathunga

    Savinda Ranathunga

    Regional Youth Project CoordinatorUNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

  • Suruchi Aggarwal

    Suruchi Aggarwal

    Senior ManagerUNDP

  • Cynthia Cheung

    Youth Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation ConsultantUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Yaqi Chu

    Youth Startup Support CoordinatorUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Zahin Hussain

    Zahin Hussain

    Startup Support ManagerUNDP

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