Human Development Report 2006
Since its creation in 1966, UNDP has been at the centre of the United Nations’
operational development system, working both at the grassroots level to help build national capacities for sustainable development, and as a leader in development thinking, as demonstrated by its flagship Human Development
Reports and its contributions to critical issues such as global public goods and
democratic governance. In many ways, it is this important nexus—connecting countries to knowledge and ideas and working with them to strengthen the capacity needed to tackle development challenges—that is UNDP’s hallmark.
Working at the heart of the UN system, and on the ground in 166 countries around the world, UNDP plays a unique role in global development