United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was established in 1965, when two United Nations agencies – the Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance set up in 1949 and the Special Fund set up in 1958 – were merged by decision of the General Assembly.

By 1983, UNDP projects were being implemented in 170 countries covering nearly the entire economic and social spectrum – from industry to health, education, economic planning and public administration.


The UNDP was established in Zambia in 1965. In recent years the UNDP has continued to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia in addressing national challenges in the areas of Democratic & Economic Governance, Environment, Gender, and HIV / AIDS. The programmes being implemented throughout the country together with the Government, the UN Family, Cooperating Partners (CPs), Civil Society Organisations and Communities at the grass root level.


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