Frequently asked questions
- What is UNDP?
- How is UNDP related to the UN?
- Where is UNDP located?
- When and how did UNDP come into being?
- Does UNDP offer financial assistance to individuals for study/training programmes or other type of projects?
- I am a vendor looking for business opportunities with UNDP. Who should I contact?
- How can I access UNDP publications?
- How is UNDP accountable for its work?
- I wish to file a complaint against a UNDP staff member or about a UNDP project, programme or operation. Who can I contact?
- What is the Human Development Report?
- What is UNDP policy regarding the reproduction of materials found on the Web site?
- I am looking for a former/present staff member. Could you give me his/her phone number or e-mail address?
- I want to make a donation to UNDP. To what address do I send the contribution?
- I have received a suspicious e-mail, supposedly from UNDP, informing me that I have won money/that I have been selected for a UNDP training programme/job. I suspect it is a scam. What should I do?
- How do I apply for a job with UNDP?
- How do I apply for an internship with UNDP?
- Does UNDP accept volunteers?
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 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 some 170 countries and territories, supporting their own solutions to development challenges and developing national and local capacities that will help them achieve human development and the Sustainable Development Goals. In Albania our work is concentrated on three main focus areas:
We have mainstreamed gender in all our programmes. We also strongly promote human rights in all our interventions.
UNDP is at the centre of the UN’s efforts to reduce global poverty. At the global level, UNDP chairs the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), which includes the UN’s key players in international development. UNDP is also helping to reinforce joint action on development in such forums as the Economic and Social Council, and the General Assembly of the United Nations. At the country level, UNDP plays two important roles, one as a partner for development work and the other as manager of the Resident Coordinator system.
Moreover, UNDP's support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) puts partnership at the centre of all aspects of our work.
UNDP has its headquarters in New York City, but works primarily through its offices in about 170 countries and territories.
UNDP is based on the merging of the United Nations Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance, created in 1949, and the United Nations Special Fund, established in 1958. UNDP, as we know it now, was established in 1965 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. A comprehensive book on the history of UNDP entitled The United Nations Development Programme, A better way? was published in 2006 and can be purchased directly from the publisher.
No. UNDP's mandate does not permit us to provide financial assistance to individuals (including students seeking scholarships for their studies), companies or private groups. We work in collaboration with the Government of Albania on development programmes and projects. To learn more about UNDP’s work with civil society organizations, the private sector, foundations and key donors and partners, please visit our Partners sub page.
Current procurement notices for vendors are available on Procurement Section. General information on UNDP’s procurement processes, such as the solicitation procedures for the procurement of goods and services, FAQs, statistics and more is available on the Procurement subpage.
You can access most of UNDP’s publications on Publication section. This site includes flagship and most recent publications and links to publications by topic.
UNDP has a long-standing commitment to accountability and transparency, with UNDP Country Offices publishing financial, procurement and programme information on their respective websites each year. UNDP has developed and published an Information Disclosure Policy that makes clear our commitment to making information about our programmes and operations available to the public. Moreover, as part of UNDP’s strategy to strengthen the accountability framework for the Organization and to provide opportunities for bringing to light any misconduct, wrongdoing by any individuals working for or doing business with UNDP, the Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) has established an Investigations Hotline and other measures to ensure that persons wishing to report fraud may do so, free of charge, using a number of different options.
UNDP takes all reports of alleged wrongdoing seriously. Anyone with information regarding fraud against UNDP programmes or involving UNDP staff is strongly encouraged to report this information through the Investigation Hotline.You can file a complaint against a UNDP staff member or about a UNDP project, programme or operation by using the online referral form or by calling the UNDP Investigation Hotmail at 770-776-5678 worldwide or 877-557-8685 in the USA.
The annual Human Development Report is UNDP’s flagship independent publication. Its editorial autonomy is guaranteed by a special resolution of the General Assembly (A/RES/57/264), which recognizes the Human Development Report as “an independent intellectual exercise” and “an important tool for raising awareness about human development around the world". The reports focus the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. They are guided by the belief that development is ultimately a process of enlarging people’s choices, not just raising national incomes. The independent teams of experts who write the Reports draw on a worldwide network of leaders from academia, government and civil society who contribute data, ideas, and best practices. For further information and to access global, regional or national human development reports online please visit the HDR Web site.
National Human Development Reports are available here.
All materials found on UNDP websites are copyrighted to UNDP.
Content found on the website or in UNDP publications (or parts thereof) may be reproduced, as long as due credit is given to the source. For online references, please link to the original source on undp.org.
For copyrights permissions concerning Human Development Reports (HDRs): UNDP owns the copyright to all materials in the HDRs but the publishers manage them for UNDP. For further advice please contact the Outreach and Advocacy Unit of the HDR Office.
We are not authorized to provide e-mail addresses of former or present staff members. You may however call +1 (212) 906-5000 to obtain UN/UNDP staff directory assistance.
You can make a donation through UNDP's giving platform: https://digitalgood.undp.org/.
UNDP is aware of fictitious vacancy announcements that are being circulated through the internet, the purpose of which is to get people to register for a training and send in a fee. Since logos, emblems, names and addresses can be easily copied or reproduced, you are advised to take particular care in applying for vacancies, including undertaking all appropriate measures to protect against the unauthorized use of any personal information you may have provided as a result of the scam. Victims of scams may also wish to report them to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action. Click here to learn more about UNDP policy toward scam.
All current UNDP vacancies and online application forms are available on our Jobs section.
For information on Internships at UNDP, please visit our Internships website.
To apply for an internship at UNDP Moldova, click here.
Yes. In 2010, more than 7,700 UN volunteers from 160 countries supported UN partners in their peace and development activities in the field.
Click here to learn more about volunteering at UNDP.