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United Nations Developing Programme

UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of:

UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.

The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP.

In each country office, the UNDP Resident Representative normally also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for the United Nations system as a whole. Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources.

United Nations Environment Programme - Division of Technology, Industry and Economics

UNEP is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.  UNEP’s mission, consistent with its mandate, is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. UNEP has been entrusted the job of undertaking the second round of GEF funded Technology Needs Assessment project in 35-45 developing countries. UNEP is actively supporting the development of ClimateTechwiki.


The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is an active, global partnership that works to reduce the barriers limiting the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, with a primary focus on emerging markets and developing countries.

UNEP Risoe Centre

The UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) supports the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in its aim to incorporate environmental and development aspects into energy planning and policy worldwide, with special emphasis on assisting developing countries. URC is the main implementing partner of UNEP for the Technology Needs Assessment project. 

NL Agency - Ministry of Economic Affairs

NL Agency is a department of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs that implements government policy for sustainability, innovation, and international business and cooperation. It is the contact point for businesses, (knowledge) institutions and government bodies for information and advice, financing, networking and regulatory matters.

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands

ECN Policy Studies is part of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). The unit Policy Studies carries out research and provides advice in the fi  eld of energy policy. Key activities are development of scenarios, analyses of energy markets, comparison and evaluation of energy and environmental policies and socio-economic analyses of innovation and transitions. The 65 researchers of ECN Policy Studies form a multidisciplinary team with academic and applied energy knowledge of drivers, markets, sectors, policies and technologies. A range of modelling tools is available to support the analyses.

JIN Climate and Sustainability

JIN Climate and Sustainability (Joint Implementation Network) was established in 1994 with the aim to create an international network for research activities and information exchange about climate change policy issues, in particular project-based emissions trading. Over the years JIN has broadened its field of expertise to other issues such as climate change policy, development aid, technology transfer and energy market liberalisation. Overall, JIN's mission is to carry out international economic research in a broad sense, both for the public and the private sector.

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United Nations Environment Programme

As part of the GEF Strategic Programme on Technology Transfer, UNEP will assist developing countries in carrying out improved TNA within the framework of Article 4.5 of the UNFCCC. Since UNEP will use the updated TNA Handbook for this, it supports the processes of revising the advanced TNA Handbook document and of the development of the supporting tools, both financially and content-wise.