Our Projects

UNDP projects are designed in partnership with and based on inputs from national stakeholders and contribute directly to the national priorities of  Iran, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and and the UNDP Country Programme Document . Projects focus on diverse programme areas such as Inclusive Growth and Development, Health and Development, Environment and Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Management.

UNDP projects are largely nationally executed and all of them are implemented by national partners.

1. Inclusive Growth and Development

The strategies used in the design, management and monitoring of poverty reduction strategies follows the principles of participation, ownership and national leadership


  • Inclusive Growth Initiative Feb 9, 2014
    The Inclusive Growth initiative aims to support the strengthening of a national inclusive growth modeling framework for development planning purposes. The project is implemented through partnership between CPAP Poverty Outcome Board members (including Strategic Planning and Control; Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Welfare; Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and UNDP.

  • Sustainable Management of Land and Water Resources (SMLWR) - Phase IISustainable Management of Land and Water Resources (SMLWR) - Phase IIFeb 25, 2015
    The 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.

  • Development of a National Social Protection and Empowerment Model Feb 9, 2014
    The 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.

2. Health and Development

UNDP works closely with various partners on a range of health-related issues in I.R. Iran


3. Environment and Sustainable Development

UNDP and the Iranian Government work in partnership to address local and regional environmental issues. Photo is of the Zagros Mountains in Central Iran


  • Conservation of Biodiversity in Central Zagros Landscapes Conservation of Biodiversity in Central Zagros Landscapes Aug 8, 2013
    The project aims to establish a novel type of collaborative conservation system in which all stakeholder groups are fully engaged in planning, implementing and monitoring of resource management planning to ensure the protection and sustainability of use and exploitation of all biodiversity, renewable natural resources and ecological processes.

  • Conservation of Asiatic cheetah (CACP)- Phase IIConservation of Asiatic cheetah (CACP)- Phase IIAug 6, 2013
    The CACP is a long standing initiative between Iran’s Department of Environment, UNDP and a number of committed international partners, namely the Wildlife Conservation Society, Panthera, Cheetah Conservation Fund and IUCN’s Cat Specialist Group.

  • Conservation Of Iranian Wetlands Project - Phase II (Scale-up)Conservation Of Iranian Wetlands Project - Phase II (Scale-up)Feb 3, 2015
    The scale-up phase of the CIWP runs from 1 May 2013 to 31 Dec. 2014. The goal of this project is to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of Iran’s system of wetland protected areas as a tool for conserving globally significant biodiversity. The project is implemented through partnership with Iran's Department of Environment, Ramsar Regional Center in West and Central Asia and UNDP.

4. Disaster Risk Management

Iran is prone to disasters and ranks as the fourth most disaster prone country in the world with floods, drought and earthquakes being the most frequent natural hazards