Inclusive Growth and Development

  • Development of a National Social Protection and Empowerment ModelThe Social Protection project aims to develop a national social protection and empowerment model and framework which can support: 1) improved and integrated national and sub-national planning approaches that contribute to improving lives of poor and vulnerable people; and, 2) enhancing access to education, skills, health, employment, income and social protection for human development outcomes. The project is implemented through partnership with Iranian Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Welfare, and UNDP.

  • Green Banking InitiativeUNDP will support Bank Keshavarzi of Iran, the national development bank for natural resources and agriculture development, and support its objective to improve its “green” banking and credit procedures and practices (i.e. those that can help ensure both inclusive growth and sustainable development outcomes in the sector and at the local level – and integrate “development” and “banking”). The project is a research and development approach to institutional capacity strengthening; it will initially assess the Standard Operating Procedures of the Bank from an inclusive growth and sustainable development perspective; revise and improve the SoP’s as necessary; pilot and test the new SoP’s in three provinces; prepare all the necessary documentation required to institutionalize; establish a Centre of Excellence for the Bank on this approach and disseminate the best practices nationally.

  • Sustainable Management of Land and Water Resources (SMLWR) - Phase IISustainable Management of Land and Water Resources (SMLWR) - Phase IIThe SMLWR project aims to derive a “watershed”-based, development planning system and institutional framework that can sustain both eco-system services and socio-economic development. The Project is implemented through partnership between the Iranian Forests, Range and Watershed Organization ( Ministry of Jihad Agriculture), Ministry of Interior’s Provincial Governorates and UNDP.


UNDP provides a range of services to the Government and civil society organizations in order to both support their efforts in reaching inclusive growth and development, and also in monitoring the progress made towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.

At the end of the programme cycle, UNDP will help the country’s efforts in further advancing an inclusive growth planning and management framework and model for the national development planning system -- which will contribute to a fully integrated, outcome-based development of national planning capacity.

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