About us

UNDP in China

Who we are

In China, UNDP works with the people and Government of China, and other partners to pursue equitable and sustainable human development both at home and overseas. We help China develop and implement policies, institutional capabilities and partnerships to achieve the sustainable development goals domestically, and to connect China’s experience to advance other developing countries for sustainable growth worldwide.

We provide development advisory services and implement projects through innovation and applying our international experience and network.

Globally, UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. 

What we do

We have drawn on our world-wide experience for almost four decades to assist China both in developing solutions to its own development challenges, and in its South-South cooperation and engagement in global development.

UNDP’s goals in China are closely linked to the government’s. We facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in line with the 13th Five-Year Plan, focusing on reducing inequality, recalibrating the economy for more inclusive, stable growth, reducing the environmental impacts of China’s rapid development, and supporting China’s increasing role in global development cooperation.

Within this framework our programmes address the following areas:

UNDP China’s actions and programmes are defined in its Country Programme Document for China 2016-2020 which is prepared between UNDP and the Government of China. The CPD is based on the broader United Nations Development Assistance Framework UNDAF Action Plan 2016-2020.

Our Results


Ethnic Minority women supported with traditional embroidery


local farmers benefitted from inclusive financing models


Chinese foundations’ have contributed to the SDGs


million tonnes of CO2 phased out


million people now have access to clean drinking water


million pieces of e-wastes recycled in 3 provinces


people benefiting from trilateral partnerships in Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Antigua and Barbuda, and Rep. of Dominica


people benefitted from UNDP early warning systems for disasters


households in Malawi benefitted from UNDP- China- Malawi trilateral cooperation projects

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