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is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 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 wide range of partners.
World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, and Energy and Environment.
UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.
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BRT pilot corridor and a new bike path were presented to Akim of Almaty city
20 May 2014
May 16, 2014. With the technical support of the project CAST UNDP-GEF, BRT pilot corridor and a new bike path were presented to Akim of Almaty city. As the result, Akim Akhmetzhan Esimov has approved the projects and committed the work on them to the relevant departments, according to the plan suggested by experts.More…
Eco-driving Week in Almaty. Practical approaches to enhance energy efficient use of vehicles.
09 April 2014
Eco-driving Week took place in Almaty from 1 to 4 April, 2014. Supported by UNDP/GEF “City of Almaty Sustainable Transport” (CAST) Project and Akimat of Almaty City, the international experts from the Austrian Energy Agency held a number of workshops and events. Their scope covered GHG emissions reductions and fuel cost savings through driving culture and implementing these programs in the southern capital.More…
Global expertise in the field of quality criteria for public transport services in support of sustainable transport in Almaty
03 April 2014
On March 27-28 a two - day training program on quality management in public transport supported by UNDP-GEF project "City of Almaty Sustainable Transport " (CAST) was held in Almaty.
In his opening speech Mr. Mohamed Mezgani, Deputy Secretary General of UITP, underlined the importance of the event taking into consideration the role that public transport plays in achieving sustainable urban mobility in the city of Almaty as well as the role of different public transport actors in increasing the market share of public transport and changing the status of the public transport to the mode of choice of passengers. More…
«Energy and Environment»
UNDP supports national efforts to protect globally significant biodiversity and address the threats of global warming and ozone depletion. It promotes the management of wetlands, mountain agro-biodiversity, and rangeland ecosystems. UNDP supports improved energy efficiency in heat and water supply systems, and increased use of renewable energy sources. Through the Small Grants Programme, which is supported by the Global Environment Facility, it provides funding to civil society for projects to protect the environment. Through outreach efforts, it informs citizens that their social and economic well-being depends on sound use of environmental resources.More…
Drawing on the best of global practice, UNDP provides support to parliament and other branches of government. It increases the effectiveness of state administration by helping the government boost accountability, strengthen human resource management, and improve the delivery of public services. It builds the capacity of the Ombudsman office and the Human Rights Commission to ensure they adequately protect human rights. In the process, it builds partnerships with non-governmental organizations to facilitate cooperation among civil society, government and the private sector. More…
Development can be inclusive – and reduce poverty – only if all groups of people contribute to creating opportunities, share the benefits of development and participate in decision-making. The Country Office in Kazakhstan helps national partners design and implement inclusive development policies and programmes. Drawing on its wide international experience, UNDP provides policy advice in areas such as women economic empowerment, mainstreaming disability issues across public institutions, empowering oralman communities, building capacities for entrepreneurship and generating economic and employment opportunities, supporting NGOs and CBOs in providing community services, introduction of the principles of corporate social responsibility and promoting responsible business practices and such. More…