United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation


UNDP in the Russian Federation

General Overview

UNDP operates the Project Support Office in the Russian Federation since beginning of 2011. UNDP Country Office has been transformed into a national project support office at the end of 2010 due to the completion of the Country Programme for 2008-2010 and the evolution of the Russian Federation to the net contributing country status.

The task of the Project Support Office is to provide technical support to a number of projects, which UNDP continues implementing in the Russian Federation in cooperation with local government and other partners. The national project support office is led by a national Head of Office and reports to the UNDP Head Quarters in New York and UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava.

Before 2011, UNDP was represented in Russia by a Country Office, which started operating in Moscow in 1997, though UNDP has been present in Russia since 1993, when a Framework Agreement was signed with the Government of the Russian Federation. UNDP has implemented programmes both at the federal level and in a number of regions of the country, providing policy advice, technical assistance, and capacity development to the government and the civil society. The office was headed by UNDP Resident Representative, whose position was terminated at the end of 2010. The Framework Agreement remains valid as confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The lastCountry Programme for the Russian Federation covered the period of 2008-2010, all country programmes have been based on extensive consultations with the Government, United Nations organizations, civil society groups and other partners.

Today UNDP programme in Russia focuses on environment and sustainable development addressing global environmental challenges - conservation of globally important biodiversity, climate change mitigation and resilience, sound management of international waters. The programme is based on the partnership with the Global Environment Facility and the Russian Government.

Currently, UNDP programme priorities include the following:

Total funds disbursed in implementing UNDP projects from 1997 through 2013 amount to over US $200 million.
Programme Resources Delivery 2008-2013 in US$ Thousands Dollars


Programme Components

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Economic Development & Poverty Reduction

655

1,460

2,500

400

217

0

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

2,550

720

1,640

560

0

0

Environment

6,430

5,815

6,700

9,110

8,911

9,428

Mainstreaming Human Development

460

596

340

0

199

124

HIV/AIDS

1,250

843

650

560

215

0

Other

528

398

70

400

0

0

TOTAL

11,873

9,995

11,900

11,030

9,542

9,552

Donor Contributions 2008-2013 by Category in US$ Thousands Dollars


Donors

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Private sector

100

0

200

396

180

540

Government

0

360

380

594

0

0

Bilateral and multilateral donors

3,229

1,488

1,100

792

69

4,585

GEF

11,000

8,870

20,820

16,038

5,400

195

Other trust funds

1,221

150

0

1,584

0

0

UN agencies

24

513

25

396

0

0

Total

15,574

11,380

22,525

19,800

5,649

5,320