United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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.




Market(s) 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

Social causes


Support provided


Access to Networks, Coaching and Mentoring of Management, Fundraising and/or Revenue Strategy, Impact Measurement, Legal Support, Marketing and Communication, Strategy Consulting

The team at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Artak Melkonyan

    Artak Melkonyan

    Chief Operating Officer, UNDP SDG Innovative Finance at UNDP SDG Innovative Finance

  • Beniam Gebrezghi

    Beniam Gebrezghi

    Programme Specialist Youth and Civil Society at UNDP

  • Bradley Busetto

    Bradley Busetto

    Director at UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development

  • Charles (Chongguang) Yu

    Charles (Chongguang) Yu

    Investment Appraisal Specialist , Nature, Climate and Energy at UNDP

  • Cissy Shen

    Cissy Shen

    Youth Co:Lab Summit Coordinator at United Nations Development Programme

  • Cynthia Cheung

    Cynthia Cheung

    Youth Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consultant at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Dipayan Dey

    Dipayan Dey

    Chief Functionary and Founder Trustee at South Asian Forum for Environment

  • Emily Davis

    Emily Davis

    SDG Finance Policy Specialist at UNDP Asia-Pacific SDG Financing Facility (APFIN)

  • Joanne Manda

    Joanne Manda

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

  • Karanraj Chaudri

    Karanraj Chaudri

    Advisor, Social Impact Investments, South Asia at UNDP

  • Marcela Werutsky

    Marcela Werutsky

    Transparency & Accountability Consultant at United Nations Development Programme

  • Marte Hellema

    Marte Hellema

    Communications Consultant at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

  • Ruoxiao Song

    Ruoxiao Song

    Youth Empowerment Alliance Coordinator at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

  • Savinda Ranathunga

    Savinda Ranathunga

    Regional Youth Project Manager at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

  • Suruchi Aggarwal

    Suruchi Aggarwal

    Senior Manager at UNDP

  • Yaqi Chu

    Yaqi Chu

    Youth Startup Support Coordinator at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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