What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, working in 177 countries and territories. UNDPs presence in Croatia is governed by a Standard Basic Assistance Agreement with the Government of Croatia. We target a range of developmental needs in Croatia, including improving living conditions and economic opportunities in war-affected, rural and remote areas; promoting energy efficiency and environmental protection; advocating the full social inclusion of people with disabilities, minorities and other vulnerable groups; and enhancing justice and human security.

Our Goals

UNDP's mission is captured in a simple statement: "Leave no one behind." Since Croatia's accession to the EU in 2013, the emphasis of UNDP's efforts is shifting from development projects inside the country to the sharing of Croatia's experience and expertise with other countries.

UNDP in Croatia

Member of Prospero association handcrafts an earthenware bowl / Photo by: Alina Čabrajamore

Our Stories


Helping low-income Croatian households save money on energy

In a single afternoon, Miroslav Horvat and his family received the advice and equipment they needed to save them hundreds of euros each year. Energy advisorsmore 

Photo by: Sunčica Pleština

Solar power restores electricity to remote Croatian village

“The milk that we produce, we cannot sell,” says Mileva Desnica, who lives in the small village of Ajderovac in Croatia. “We don’t have electricity formore 

Low income households
Photo by: Miroslav Šlafhauzer

Symbol of Vukovar regains its beauty after 22 years

The best-known architectural monument in central Vukovar, Workers' Hall, which was demolished in 1991 during the three-month siege of the city, regained its former splendor undermore 

Photo by: Inia Herenčić

Surviving wartime sexual violence

By Jasmina Papa It was a sunny, crisp March morning in 2012. Arriving to Vukovar, in Eastern Slavonia, a town that is believed to be themore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • ARCH–Vukovar: Heritage as a means of development

    The best-known architectural monument in central Vukovar, Radnički dom (Worker's Hall), which was demolished during the 1990s war, is to regain its former splendor under a €1.64 million project funded by the European Union (EU) and the Vukovar Reconstruction and Development Fund.more 

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