Overview

What We Do

UNDP is fully engaged in supporting Malaysia’s national priorities and the implementation of national medium and long-term development plans such as the 11th Malaysia Plan and other sectoral development policies and strategies. Through local community based initiatives, we have piloted new and innovative development methodologies that can be adopted and scaled up throughout the country. Today, all of UNDP projects in Malaysia are nationally executed, involving more than ten federal ministries and agencies and located in more than 6 states.

Our Goals

UNDP is fully engaged in supporting Malaysia’s national priorities and the implementation of national medium and long-term development plans such as the 11th Malaysia Plan and other sectoral development policies and strategies. more

Poverty Reduction

A woman sits on the floor of a long house in Kabong, Sarawak, with an array of vegetables she is selling spread out before her.more

Our Stories

The LITSARA Story - Innovating Ancestral Knowledge

The serenity of the highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia has an enigmatic hold on those who set foot on its soil.  From the cool mountain climate ofmore 

Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Landscape Management of Malaysia’s Biodiverse Central Forest Spine

Just like the human backbone that gives our body form and function, the Central Forest Spine (CFS) forms the backbone of Peninsular Malaysia by linking forestmore 

Locals now push for more efficiency in managing the marine parks. | Photo: UNDP Malaysia
Helping Islanders Gain A Voice

People continue to be mesmerised by Tioman Island which attracts its fair share of the 25 million tourists visiting the country every year.  However, as themore 

Many women start businesses not because an opportunity presents itself but because of the need to provide for their families.
Women Entrepreneurs Take Flight

"UNDP’s “Entrepreneurial Skills: Empowering Rural Women” project aims to alleviate poverty in Terengganu and Kelantan and support low-income women entrepreneurs in the cottage food industry. Heremore 

500 rural school children were trained in basic river safety, rescue and CPR/First Aid under the Sarawak Inland Waterway Transport (SIWT) System Study’s Education and Awareness Programme | Photo: UNDP Malaysia
River safety, a vital community service

Dayang Normala Bt Awg Bema is a veteran mobile dental nurse who has been working with the Dental Department, Sarikei for more than 30 years, andmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Enhancing effectiveness and financial sustainability of Protected Areas in Malaysia

    The flora of Malaysia is exceedingly rich and is conservatively estimated to contain about 12,500 species of flowering plants, approximately 306 species of mammals, more than 742 species of birds, and 547species of reptiles, including a large number of endemics. In order to safeguard the globally significant biodiversity, Malaysia has established networks of protected areas (PAs).more 

  • Improving Connectivity in the Central Forest Spine (CFS) Landscape - IC-CFS

    Malaysia has been designated as a mega-diverse country. The Central Forest Spine (CFS) of Peninsular Malaysia, composed of four main forest complexes, is an important natural landscape of Malaysia, supplying 90% of the population’s water supply and harbouring the remaining population of Malayan tigers in its forests.more 

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