What We Do

UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our partners.

Our Goals

Our vision is to play a leading role specifically during 2012-2014 in supporting Government of Yemen’s Transitional Plan as a result of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) agreement that was signed in November 2011 by Yemeni political figures to save Yemen from falling under civil strife trap. UNDP continues performing as leading agency in the area of elections, governance reforms that will emerge from the national and political dialogue, as well as livelihood interventions and employment generation as well as empowerment of local governance.

UNDP is making difference all over Yemen

UNDP is making difference in Yemeni Peoples' lives around the country by contributing to government's efforts on elections, national dialogue, livelihood interventions and employment generation as well as empowerment of local governance.

Our Stories

  • With earnings from in a UNDP emergency jobs project, Mohammed Alshouthmi purchased a motorcycle and now supports his family by working as a motorcycle taxi driver

    Economic empowerment puts youth in driver’s seat

    At just 22 years old, Mohammed Hamood Alshouthmi is the main breadwinner for his family. But the conflict in Yemen has made it all the moremore

Projects and Initiatives


Support to Elections during the Transitional Period

The SETP project aims to support the Government of Yemen (GoY), and the Supreme Commission on Elections and Referenda (SCER) as it prepares for its next cycle of elections and referenda. more


Youth Economic Empowerment

The project aims to socially and economically empower disadvantaged youth and women in market oriented technical, entrepreneurial and managerial skills, confidence building and empowering skills . more


Strengthening National Capacity for Mine Action in Yemen - Phase IV

The project aims to assist the Government of Yemen to effectively deal with the humanitarian and developmental problems of mines, Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and the new threat from Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) more


Sustainable Natural Resources Management, II

The project aims at reinforcing sustainable management of natural resources. It will capitalize on the achievements and capacities built in phase I and enhance them through the implementation of integrated interventions set more


Emergency Capacity Development Facility Project

The Emergency Capacity Development Facility (ECDF) is the United Nations Development Programme‘s response to develop and deliver such assistance during Yemen’s transitional phase. more

 Human Rights

Support to Human Rights during the Transition Period in Yemen

The project provide support to Human Rights and the establishment of independent Human Rights Institution as a key outcome during this period, and to build both the institutional capacity and the human capital. more

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