Since 1966 UNDP partners with people at
all levels of society to help build nations
that can withstand crisis, and drive and
sustain the kind of growth that improves
the quality of life for everyone. On the
ground in more than 170 countries and
territories, we offer global perspective
and local insight to help empower lives
and build resilient nations.
Economic growth will not reduce poverty, improve equality and produce jobs unless it is inclusive. Inclusive growth is also essential for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The globalization process, when properly managed, becomes an important ingredient for inclusive growth. In this context, UNDP works to make real improvements in people’s lives, opening up their choices and opportunities.