United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation


25.05.2010 UNDP and INSOR signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

Today UNDP and the Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR) signed a Memorandum on Cooperation in the field of human development and knowledge management.

The goal of this Memorandum is to support human development processes in Russia and to assist in a transformation towards low-carbon environmentally efficient development through setting up expert communities and institutions for managing and replicating knowledge and innovations across social, economic and technological sectors.

UNDP and INSOR will cooperate in promoting in Russia the concept of human development and its strategic integration into the socio-economic development planning and decision-making. This may include above all cooperation in developing, reviewing and disseminating future human development reports at the federal and regional levels.

The Cooperation will expand expert and institutional potential for improved energy efficiency of the economy and for increased Russias engagement in international cooperation on climate change agenda. UNDP and INSOR also agreed to work together and to support further development of professional thematic communities in the fields of energy and environmental efficiency involving experts and decision-makers from national and local governments and businesses.

UNDP and INSOR will also cooperate in setting up a platform for an open and responsible dialogue among businesses, government agencies and civil society addressing strategies for environmental efficiency of the natural resources management.

The role of INSORs expertise and networks in supporting and formulating Russias national policy context suggested grounds for our longer term cooperation focussed on sustainable human development, low carbon growth, modernisation of Russian economy towards increased energy and environmental efficiency. Existing UNDP portfolio on environment, energy efficiency and climate change in Russia offers numerous opportunities for such cooperation, - said Frode Mauring, United Nations Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Russia.

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