The Syria Crisis is the largest political, humanitarian and development challenge of our time.
It has taken enormous casualties, caused widespread destruction, forced massive displacement, rolled back development progress and threatened generations across Syria and neighbouring countries. It has also challenged the international community to think – and act – differently in our collective response.
UNDP has been at the forefront of new initiatives, working with national and international partners and across the UN system to bring about a shift in approach towards building resilience by addressing the humanitarian and development aspects of the crisis at the same time, in a coordinated fashion, through sustainable and nationally-led responses. UNDP’s portfolio for 2015, detailed in this compendium, is USD 418 million, of which 41% is for basic infrastructure and services (health, water, waste, protection, rehabilitation); 41% is for livelihood support (ranging from emergency employment to micro-businesses to economic development); 4% is for social cohesion programming in high-risk areas (youth, peacebuilding, access to justice, rule of law); 3% to build capacity of municipalities and local partners to plan, manage and deliver services; 1% for aid effectiveness; and, 10% for effective use of scarce natural resources and environmental sustainability.
This portfolio is the result of lasting partnership between UNDP, national counterparts and a wide range of implementing partners at the field level.