Our Projects

What we do

UNDP Angola has aligned its programme cycle with the Government planning cycle within the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

Under the overarching goal of poverty eradication, UNDP Angola focuses on four inter-connected thematic areas: poverty reduction and achievement of the MDGs, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and sustainable environment (energy and environment).

The objective being pursued by the "Poverty Reduction and Achievement of the MDGs" programme, is achieving MDGs and reducing human poverty, through support to MDG country reporting and poverty monitoring; private sector and pro-poor policy reform to achieve MDG targets.

Under the "Democratic Governance" programme, UNDP Angola is working to foster democratic governance through justice and human rights; decentralization and local governance; public administration reform; and women's empowerment.

Because of Angola's geographical location, climate change factors, and level of regulation, the country is prone to disasters, the impact of which can cause severe impact on poverty levels particularly on the vulnerable and excluded populations, so the UNDP "Crisis Prevention and Recovery" country programme is mainly, but not limited to natural Disaster Reduction.

Our work in the "Environment and Sustainable Development" area entails support for the establishment of frameworks and strategies for sustainable development, including effective water governance; access to sustainable energy services; sustainable land management to combat desertification and land degradation; conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; national/sectoral policy and planning to control emissions of ozone-depleting substances and persistent organic pollutants, and promotion of climate change resilience and adaptation measures.

In adopting our plan of action and key deliverables for the current programme cycle, UNDP Angola focuses on the strategic areas where it has comparative advantage within the United Nations system in Angola, as defined in the Country Programme Document (CPD) and Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) for 2009-2013.

We present below ongoing projects listed by key areas

Poverty Reduction

  • Angola Enterprise Programme

    Angola Enterprise Programme (AEP) is a Public-Private Partnership that seeks the cooperation and support of various organizations from the Government, donors, the private sector, academia, NGOs and civil society organizations to promote a vibrant Angolan private enterprise sector.more 

Democratic Governance

  • Decentralization and Local Governance

    The fundamental focus of the Project is to strengthen the capacity of Municipal Administration in the 15 Municipalities under the Project and to empower the communities in these Municipalities for greater control on decision-making and resource allocation processes, and allowing their direct participation in public service delivery and local development for poverty reduction.more 

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Preparatory Assistance to Disaster Risk Reduction Component

    This project supports the design and development of a broader UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction programme to improve the country’s implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, particularly in enhancing the capacity to prepare for and respond to natural hazards.more 

Environment and Energy

  • National Biodiversity Project: Conservation of Iona National Park

    The project goal is to establish and effectively manage a network of protected areas to conserve representative samples of Angola’s globally unique biodiversity. The project objective is to catalyse an improvement in the overall management of the protected areas network, through rehabilitating Iona National Park.more