What We Do

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development agency, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

Our Goals

World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Today our focus is helping country build and share solutions to the challenges of Democratic Governance, Energy and Environment and Inclusive Development.

Empowering local communities

UNDP in Kazakhstan assists in building strong civil society by providing trainings for local mass media

Our Stories

  • Winners of dancing competition among people with disabilities.

    Voice championing disabilities

    Ahead of the International Day of Disabled Persons (3 December) Lyazzat Kaltayeva, a leader of the NGO supporting the rights of people with disabilities, was awarded at the Asia Pacific Award of fighters for the rights of people with disabilities.more

  • Zhuldyz Maldybaev lives in a small area of Pavlodar region , in her 23 she became a leader of local community and won a local election campaign chappionned by UNDP.

    Building future for young generation

    Zhuldyz always wanted to see her village as prosperous, and the youth in it purposeful and with the baggage of plans. more

  • With the new water saving equipment work in the garden doesn't take too much time as it was before.

    Kazakhstan: When every drop makes profit

    Due to installation of drip irrigation system in Arnasay village at about 260 households local community could save money and more than 132,000 cubic meters of drinking water.more

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  • Kids at the exhibition in support energy efficient solutions (Photo credits: UNDP in Kazakhstan)

    Unlocking energy efficiency in Kazakhstan

    A few years ago 14-year-old Arman dreaded going to physical-education classes at Public School Number 9 in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana.It wasn’t that Arman disliked sports. It was that the gymnasium in his 63-year-old school was so cold in winter that he and his classmates could see their breath.more

Projects and Initiatives

Strengthening of the Social Protection of Persons with Disabilities and Development of the Special Social Services Provision System

The focus of the project is to mainstream disability issues across public institutions and promote the process of signing and ratification of the International Convention on the Right of Persons with disabilities and its Optional Protocol in Kazakhstan. more

City Almaty Sustainable Transport

A significant share of transport emissions is associated with ground transportation in the former capital city of Almaty, the largest and most densely populated city in the country with a population of 1.6 million. The objective of the "Sustainable Transport Almaty City" is to reduce the growth of the transport-related greenhouse gas emissions in the City of Almaty, while simultaneously improving urban environmental conditions. more

Steppe Conservation and Management

Kazakhstani steppe ecosystems include unique plant species and communities and many globally endangered steppe fauna species. However, steppes remain the least protected ecosystems in Kazakhstan. The goal of the project “Steppe Conservation and Management ” is to preserve globally significant biodiversity of Kazakh steppes through the establishment of specially protected areas. more

A project “Expert support for implementation of the Concept of a new model of public service of the Republic of Kazakhstan” implemented jointly with the Republic of Kazakhstan Agency of Civil Service Affairs, aims to systematize and institutionalize knowledge and experience in the field of public administration and the civil service. In framework of the project the Regional hub of civil service was established, which will become an international center for the continuous exchange of information between the countries of the region. more

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The Regional Launch 2013 HDR
  • Astana Launch of the 2013 HDR
  • Astana Launch of the 2013 HDR
  • Astana Launch of the 2013 HDR
  • Astana Launch of the 2013 HDR
  • Astana Launch of the 2013 HDR
  • Astana Launch of the 2013 HDR

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UNDP Publication
2011 UNDP in Kazakhstan Annual Report

In this newspaper style format we represent results of our diverse work done in partnership with the Government of Kazakhstan and civil society to promote sustainable development in the country and the region.

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UN Semey Joint Programme
About Programme

The programme is targeted to improve the quality of life of the population, and advance progress towards MDG achievement in East Kazakhstan oblast, in particular in the districts severely hit by nuclear tests at the former Semey nuclear site.

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Annual Report

Consolidated Annual Report on Activities Implemented under the Joint Programme “Raising Competitiveness of the Region through Innovative Approaches to Regional Planning and Social Services” in Kazakhstan presents work results of UN Semey Joint Programme and covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2012.