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On the ground in about 170 countries and territories, UNDP works to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.

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jobs created (41% for women) in
101 countries

170M

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1,388

disaster risk reduction plans put in place in 62 countries

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