Revised Guidelines on Cooperation between UNDP and the Private Sector, 2009
This policy is a guide to how UNDP works in collaboration with the private sector. It is intended to be a useful guide to both an internal and external audience. It is based on the Guidelines on Cooperation between the United Nations and the Private Sector which shall control the present policy. For UNDP staff, this policy is complemented by Procedures on Cooperation between UNDP and the Private Sector that are part of the Programme and Operations Policy and Procedures [POPP].
Rationale for the policy
The UNDP Strategic Plan 2008-11 places equitable and sustainable economic growth as a key component of UNDP’s support to national processes to eradicate poverty and achieve internationally agreed development goals including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
UNDP recognises that the private sector is vital to UNDP because of its key role in helping to achieve UNDP’s objectives in areas such as energy and the environment, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, democratic governance and HIV/AIDS.
UNDP’s private sector strategy Promoting Inclusive Market Development (September 2007) describes how UNDP aims to empower and enable the poor and disadvantaged to benefit from full participation in markets as consumers, producers and wage earners.