Our Partners

UN DayChildren perform at UN Day celebrations in Asmara, Eritrea, on October 24, 2013. (Photo: UNDP Eritrea)

UNDP's work in Eritrea is made possible by the financial, and professional commitments of international, national, and local partners. UNDP in Eritrea actively engages in a diverse portfolio of development partnerships with all stakeholders. However, the Government of Eritrea is UNDP’s most important partner.

Through its efforts to recover from conflict, to restore access to social services and improve the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and returnees, as well as make tremendous progress in meeting crucial MDG targets such as maternal mortality, UNDP in Eritrea provides support to the Government through a participatory process of awareness raising, technical support, policy expertise and coordination and implementation of initiatives that support Eritrea's national development priorities. UNDP is also active in its engagement with Eritrean civil society, including NGOs, community-based organizations, educational institutions, and women's organizations.

Outreach and cooperation also extend to the international community. This cooperation includes United Nations agencies operating in the country, as well as donors and other multilateral and bilateral development organizations operating in Eritrea.

International Partners

  • European Economic Community
  • USAID
  • Global Environment Facility
  • Embassy of Norway
  • Royal Netherlands Embassy
  • Embassy of Italy

Government Institutions

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of National Development
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Land, Water, and Environment
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Marine Resources

Nstional/Local Institutions

  • National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW)
  • Orotta School of Medicine
  • Eritrean Institute of Technology
  • National Board of Higher Education
  • Forestry and Wildlife Authority