What We Do
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN global development network, working in 177 countries and territories. In the Kingdom of Bahrain, UNDP provides technical support and assistance to national institutions and civil society towards achieving national priorities and addressing challenges. UNDP assistance builds systems and capacities of the public sector and the parliament, supports social strategies and promotes the advancement of women, and ensures the sustainable use of energy and the environment.
Since the signing of the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement between the Government of Bahrain and UNDP in 1978, UNDP has been a consistent partner working across sectors to ensure inclusive and sustainable development. Based on national priorities and strategies, such as the Economic Vision 2030 and National Economic Strategy, and the Kingdom’s reform agenda, the UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) 2017-2020 aims to further promote democratic governance, expand economic opportunities, strengthen institutions, and increase gender equality. UNDP helps connect national priorities with global solutions and networks.
Projects and Initiatives
Provision of Sustainable Micro-Finance Credit and Services to Needy Citizens of the Kingdom of Bahrain
It focuses on developing microfinance capacity of local NGOs by adopting a more pro-growth oriented microfinance approach, employment generation modality by promoting micro entrepreneurship targeting a larger proportion of the loans provided towards unemployed youth and women.more
This programme is aimed at strengthening the national capacity of Bahrain’s governmental departments and stakeholders through technical cooperation and addressing key areas in relation to law, policy formulation and administration with an overarching objective in attracting further international economic activity.more
The project provides critical and immediate capacity development interventions in policy, management, leadership and institutional reform, in support of sustainable national capacity development within the public sector.more