Development challenges facing any country are multiple and diverse, and it is only by bringing together the collective experience and strength of various stakeholders that society can successfully advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In recognition of this, UNDP China places partnerships at the center of all its activities. The country office collaborates with many partners, both within and outside of the UN system, sharing resources and enhancing the collective potential for development throughout China.
Government of China
UNDP works closely with the Government to implement programmes that support national priorities and help achieve the country's developmental aspirations. Many of UNDP China's initiatives are implemented by government agencies at both the national and local level. The Government and UNDP are jointly responsible for monitoring and evaluating the progress and impact of UNDP supported projects throughout the country.
On the ground, UNDP China develops collaborative relationships with relevant government ministries, departments, and agencies to successfully deliver projects and ensure ownership and sustainability. In some instances the Government may contribute to programmes or projects either in kind or through programme cost-sharing arrangements.
UNDP China also works closely with the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in South-South cooperation, based on the MOU signed China and UNDP in 2010. Since then, UNDP and China have set up innovate programmes which promote South-South cooperation between China and other developing countries.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
UNDP also engages with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) at various levels, as partners in advocacy and implementation. These partnerships are essential in ensuring a nexus between national policies and local communities. An essential component to good governance, accountability, and national ownership of development programmes, civil society is becoming increasingly influential in the policy making arena. Where possible UNDP engages with CSOs for advocacy and service delivery while providing assistance to develop and strengthen the organizations themselves.
Bilateral and Multilateral Donors
UNDP programmes and projects include close partnerships with governments, bilateral and multilateral development organizations. These partners often commit financial and technical resources for the implementation of UNDP programmes. Such platforms have enabled the country office to coordinate and harness knowledge, expertise, skills and resources of various governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations to provide the best development solutions for society as a whole.
UNDP China has strong relations with the international donor community, with which it shares ideas and experiences. We also gratefully utilise their financial support for some of our projects. For example, UNDP’s South-South cooperation work with China has benefited greatly from a ‘Global Issues Facility’ sponsored by AusAID. Additionally, South-South projects are also funded by DFID; Denmark; and others.
The Private Sector
The private sector contributes toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by generating economic growth, employment and public revenue. In addition, many businesses now hold greater corporate social responsibility and are eager to support development initiatives. As such, the public and private sector are becoming increasingly more important as a UNDP strategic partner. UNDP China works with various businesses--from multinational corporations to local enterprises--that are keen on supporting national and local development.
Below is a list of UNDP China's key partners:
Government of China & Party Organizations
Ministry of Commerce
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
National Development and Reform Commission
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of Civil Affairs
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Environmental Protection
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Water Resources
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
State Forestry Administration
State Oceanic Administration
Ministry of Supervision
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee
The State Commission Office for Public Sector Reform
Central Compilation and Translation Bureau
The Supreme People’s Court
The Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress
Bilateral and Multilateral Development Partners
Think Tanks and Academic Institutions
Central University of Finance and Economics
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
China Development Research Foundation
Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation
National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Centre
China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Development Research Center of the State Council
China Institute for Reform and Development
China Region Development and Research Institute
China Academy of Governance
National Disaster Reduction Center of China
Beijing Normal University
China Women's Development Foundation
Peace and Development Foundation
All-China Women’s Federation
All-China Lawyers Association
All China Environmental Federation
Beijing Huizeren Human Service Centre
Beijing Zhicheng Legal Aid Station
China Association for NGO Cooperation
China Development Brief
China Law Society
China Legal Aid Foundation
China Volunteer Association
Yunnan Daytop Drug Rehabilitation Centre
Beijing Gender Health Education Institute