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

Walking the last mile of equitable and inclusive growth

Over the past five decades, Malaysia has achieved significant results in its implementation of the growth-with-distribution strategy, reducing the incidence of poverty in Malaysian households dramaticallymore 

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In Malaysia, single mothers are in their predicament mostly as a result of spousal death, spousal abandonment or divorce. Many face financial challenges and the majority of single mothers that hail from rural areas usually lack specialized job skills, as well as the education required to get proper employment. | Photo: UNDP Malaysia

Empowering Single Mothers in Malaysia

Life can be challenging for single mothers anywhere in the world, more so for those who are living in poverty. In Malaysia, single mothers are inmore 

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 

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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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