United Nations Development Programme and System (UNDP)
Author: Stephen Browne
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203806859
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-80685-2
No of pages : 193
eBook Price : $28.95
Originally Published : Jun 25, 2012
This volume provides a short and accessible introduction to the organization that serves as the primary coordinator of the work of the UN system throughout the developing world -the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The book:
- traces the origins and evolution of UNDP, outlining how a central UN funding mechanism and field network developed into a more comprehensive development agency
- evaluates the UNDP's performance and results, both in its role as system coordinator and as a development organization in its own right
- considers the return of the UNDP to a more central role within the UN development system, in order to review the successive attempts at UN development system reform, the reasons for failure and the future possibilities for a more effective system with the UNDP at the centre.
Offering a clear, comprehensive overview and analysis of the organization, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars of development studies, international organizations and international relations.