ERIC Number: ED261878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Generation: Portrait of the United Nations Development Programme, 1950-1985.
United Nations Development Programme, New York, NY. Div. of Information.
In one generation, development progress has transformed the prospects for humankind, and international cooperation has been a catalyst. Technical assistance for developing countries through two predecessor organizations of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had small beginnings in 1950, and grew to become a multimillion dollar enterprise. This "portrait" shows the evolution of this endeavor over the last 35 years. It looks at how development is changing, and how UNDP is also adapting to new circumstances and needs. Expanding services, a broader resource base, and closer coordination of external assistance are giving UNDP a new look. Also included are four country profiles, illustrating the design, scope, delivery, and national impact of UNDP assistance over the years. These countries are the Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Algeria, and Senegal. A complete listing is given of the major components in the participation of over 180 countries and territories (developed and developing) in the program since its inception. The document concludes with an extract from testimony given in May 1985 by a former UNDP/UNESCO international expert to a parliamentary committee in his home country (a major donor to UNDP) about on-the-ground experience in technical cooperation. (JN)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Development, Economic Development, International Cooperation, International Programs, Technical Assistance
United Nations Publications, Room DC2-0853, New York, NY 10017 ($10.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Development Programme, New York, NY. Div. of Information.
Identifiers - Location: Algeria; Dominican Republic; Senegal; Sri Lanka