About UNDP

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 177 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: Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy, Poverty Reduction, and HIV/AIDS.

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, and the Delivering as One Annual Report the Resident Annual Report are reflecting the intervention in the country. The UNDP is part of the Joint Office which includes UNICEF and UNFPA and is acting as a Support Agency. At the contry level, the UNDP is lead by the Resident Representative who is assisted by the Deputy Resident Representative and the Senior Economist, which contacts are:

- Resident Representative: Ulrika Richardson- ulrikka.richardson@one.un.org
- Deputy Resident Representative: Ilaria Carnevali- ilaria.carnevali@cv.jo.un.org
- Senior Economist: vacant

At national level, the decision making and coodination is lead by the Ministry of External Relations. At the tecnhical side please refer to the list os national partners. Download

The UNDP is 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.

Within the framework of a pilot country on the accelerated UN reform, UNDP works with all other UN agencies in the country to support Mozambique human development efforts.  Thus we are part of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).


In the country, UNDP is contributing for national development network, in the context of the UN reform and specically in relation with the One UN Program, wich its objective is to maximise and make efficient use of the joint contributions of participating Agencies to better support Cape Verde national policies in accelerating economic growth, promoting competiveness, creating productive employment and fighting poverty. Its work is results based and based on the Basic Agreement UNDP/Government of Cape Verde.

The UNDP works with the government and people of Cabo Verde, including its civil society and private sector, to strengthen the rule of law, promote human rights and freedoms, promoting a sustainable environment and support economic and social reforms for social inclusion and an equitable.

The One Programme therefore aims to help the Government implement national priorities:

(i) the achievement of international development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) ;

(ii) successful management of the period following graduation and

(iii) support during the phase of post- accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

While only six resident Agencies, Funds and Programmes (UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, FAO, WFP, WHO) have participated in the UNDAF, there are currently twenty Agencies (both resident and non-resident), Funds and Programmes taking part in the One UN Programme.

The One Programme , together with the UNDAF 2012-2016, take into consideration the major challenges that the country faces, particularly the management of the post-graduation period, within the framework of the phase of post-accession to the WTO as well as attaining the MDG’s by 2015, and as weel priorities indentified in the DECRP III. The One Programme therefore responds to a very wide range of national priorities, grouped into four thematic areas, each of which is subdivided into one or several sub-programmes. The One Un Programme  signed  by the Government of Cape Verde and UN Agencies, will guide the UNDP Country Programme Document and Action Plan. The One UN Programme is built on United Nations Developement Assisntance Framework (UNDAF) the and its operation system is based on the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer to Implementing Partners (HACT)

UNDP is coordinating the UN system in Cape Verde and through such coordination, UNDP seeks, in the UN Reform context, to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources by support the country efforts in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, which set clear targets for reducing poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women by 2015. As a development partner, UNDP uses its global network and facilities to help the UN system and its partners raise awareness and track progress to achieve these goals.

Finally, UNDP is working for promoting change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources and helping people build a better life in a better world.


The UNDP programme intervention was designed in accordance with UN Country Cooperation Framework - UNDAF in response to the strategic priorities of the Government in the areas of transformation for human capital development, integrated sustainable, including environment and poverty reduction.

The United Nations Developement Assistance Framework (UNDAF) has emerged from a nationally dialogue and its content reflect the country vision of development and priorities stated in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper documents, which address key developmental challenges in the new context of cooperation. The UNDAF, was designed in accordance with the Country Commun Assement (CCA) and it is fully aligned with national development priorities.

The United Nations Development Assistance Program (UNDAP), is base on the development priorities set by the government and draws upon the collective expertise of all resident and non-resident UN Agencies working in Cape Verde. As part of the UNDAP development, and while implementing the Joint Office, and in line with the agreement by UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP, a Common Country Programme Document (CCPD) has been elaborated and the CCPD is an extract of the contribution of the four agencies to the UNDAP.


Programme Documents

Download Annual Report 2013
Download Common Country Program Document (CCPD) 2012-2016
Download UNDAF Operational Plan
Download AWP 2014

UNDP Project Information

Democratic Governance

Download Appui à la coordination de l’aide et à la sortie du Cap Vert du groupe des PMA

Appui à la promotion des Droits Humains, du Genre, de la sécurité  et au combat aux Drogues

Download Appui à la reforme de l’Etat et de l’Administration Publique
Download Appui à la gestion participative des collectivités locales
Download Renforcement de la gouvernance électronique pour la reforme de l’Etat
Download Appui au renforcement du système électoral capverdien
Download Appui au renforcement de la décentralisation et modernisation de la gouvernance locale
Download Appui a la modernisation du Parlement Capverdien
Download Appui aux processus électoraux 2011 - 2012

Renforcement des capacités du Tribunal des Comptes

Projects Documents

Download Appui Systeme Electoral (GPECS)

Download Appui Systeme Electoral

Download Appui Developement Local

Download Appui Gouvernance Electronique

Download Appui au Parlement

Download Appui au Tribunal des Comptes

Environment and Energy

Download Adaptation to Climate Change-Responding to marine coast change and its human dimensions in West Africa through integrated management
Download Building adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change in the Water Sector in Cape Verde
Download Provision of safe drinking water to Sao Nicolau through water desalination
Download Consolidation of Cape Verde's Protected Areas System


Poverty Reduction

Download Connaissance Dynamiques des populations/integrations des questions de Populations et ODM dans les politiques et programmes de Developpement et dans le DECRP
Download Capacités participatifs des plus démunies  
Download Renforcement des Capacités Nationales en vue de la mise en œuvre du Programme pour  l’Emploi des Jeunes et de la Cohésion Sociale
Download Renforcement Systéme National de Statistiques
Download Politiques et programmes qui facillitent unmeilleur accées aux biens et services



Download Human Captial and Social Protection




UNDP role in the UN Reform

Cape Verde is one of eight countries in the world piloting the "One UN" initiative at the country level. Building on the existing reform agenda set by UN member states, the "One UN" concept accelerates efforts to increase the coherence and effectiveness of development operations at the country level. In 2007, the eight "One UN" pilot countries began implementing different models of " One Programme", "One Budgetary Framework", "One Leader" and "One Office".

Within the framework of a pilot country on the accelerated UN reform, UNDP works with all other UN agencies (resident and non resident agencies) in the country to support abo Verde human development efforts.  Thus the UNDP is part of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). We are working with the Government of Cabo Verde, academia, civil society, private sector, and other national and international partners to help find solutions to persistent and emerging development challenges. We continue to provide policy advisory and capacity development services, technical expertise, and knowledge in areas of environment and energy, poverty reduction and economic development, disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change, governance, human rights, women empowerment and HIV and AIDS.

Several of the sub‐programmes within the One UN Programme do indeed focus on the specific needs relating to the graduation and to the ambitious economic transformation agenda of the country, including its recent membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its special partnership status with the European Union.

With its broad specialized UN Agency participation, the One UN Programme is able to better respond to new and emerging needs such as promotion of Cape Verde's integration in the world economy, while not losing the perspective of providing support to the attainment of the MDGs by 2015. What should be stressed is that Cape Verde is well on track to meet the MDGs ‐ in health the targets have in fact already been met ‐ and in many instances national policy objectives are set to be more ambitious that the MDG targets. It should be noted that the UN is also an important development partner to Cape Verde in financial terms, being the 6th largest provider of grant assistance to the country.

In Cape Verde, with the specific situation in having the only Joint Office in the world, the UNDP is leading and act as a support agency for the Joint Office of UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF.

The Joint Offices initiative aims to increase programme results and effectiveness. 'The Joint Office model is designed to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations in such countries by rationalizing representation and improving the ratio of programme to support costs'. (ECOSOC E/2005/CRP.1)

Common Results and Minimum Standards

- One UN Representative/Resident Coordinator (RC)who is empowered and accountable
- One common country programme for the Funds and Programme
- One team working towards greater efficiency and effectiveness of programme and operations
- Shared support services to the extent possible

A Joint Office iniciative is a unified face to Government, with several agencies working under one representative who is also RC, with one common programme, one budget, shared services and one set of Business Processes. Adopted Support Agency Model where one agency's business processes were adopted and that agency (UNDP) provides back up support for operations UNDP Cape Verde supports the One UN initiative in several key areas. As in all countries where it operates, UNDP houses the RC system for coordination of the UN country team. As a partner organization to UN agencies working in the country, UNDP participates in the implementation of joint UN programmes, wich are based on the Basic Agreement UNDP Government Cape Verde.

At a country level, the UNDP, in its leadership role, is supporting development partnerships – with the international community, civil society, the media, academia, and the private sector and as well is making efforts for promoting national ownership, and respond to national priorities, tacking in account the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSR) and others national documents. Programmatically, capacity development has emerged as the overarching contribution of UNDP. UNDP works with other UN Agencies on enhancing a UN-wide approach to national capacity development.

UNDP, in coordination with the UN Agencies and national partners, works to ensure that gender equality is factored into all its programmes and projects, including in the One UN Program. UNDP is advocating that by ensuring gender equality, countries are able to reduce inequities and poverty and promote social and economic development.



In Cape Verde, UNDP supports its development activities through different sources of funding (Regular Resources - RR and Other Resources - OR). UNDP is one of the Joint Office Agency, and is acting as Support Agency for the two others agencies (UNFPA and UNICEF)giving support in all administration and finances transactions. In this context program funds is integrating resources (RR and OR) from UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF.

Download 2008 Others Ressources and Regular Ressources

Total Programm Delivered : 8,425,659 USD
RR Delivered : 4,486,632 USD
OR Delivered : 3,939,026 USD

Download 2009 Others Ressources and Regular Ressources

Total Programm Delivered : 6,975,904 USD
RR Delivered : 3,991,613 USD
OR Delivered : 2,984,291 USD

Download 2010 Others Ressources and Regular Ressources

Total Programm Delivered : 11,940,837 USD
RR Delivered : 4,188,360 USD
OR Delivered : 7,752,477 USD


Download 2011 Thematic Financial Report on Others Ressources and Regular Ressources

Download 2011 Others Ressources and Regular Ressources

Total Program Delivered in 2011: 10,153,000 USD


Operations and Administration

The Operations priority is maintains a client-oriented approach and remains consistent with UNDP's corporate standard rules and regulations. The main objective is trough the best practice of management deliver services with standard of quality to programmes, projects and partners.


Procurement - Procedures & Conditions

The UNDP is functioning as Support agency for the Joint Office of UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF in Cape Verde, and conducts its procurement activities with the highest degree of transparency in order to ensure that suppliers may compete fairly and equally for procurement business opportunities. The integrity of our procurement process stems from strict compliance with established UNDP global guidelines, which conform to internationally recognized procurement standards and best practices.

Solicitation procedures for the procurement of goods, services and works

UNDP procures goods and services through competitive solicitations. The following methods are used for the procurement of goods and services:

Request for Quotation (RFQ)

The most flexible and least formal method that is applied for procuring goods, services and/or works. RFQ's call for a written quotation. RFQ applies to contracts exceeding the range $2,500 but less than $100,000

Invitation to Bid (ITB)

An ITB is normally used whenever the entity is not required to propose technical approaches to a project activity, or to offer management or supervision of an activity. ITB's are used when the entity is to provide its cost requirements to meet precise specifications sought from UNDP. This is normally the case when UNDP buys goods. It may also apply to work contracts and services that can be expressed quantitatively and qualitatively.

ITB applies to contracts exceeding $100,000

Request for Proposal (RFP)

RFP is used when the inputs and/or outputs cannot be quantitatively and qualitatively expressed at the time the invitation is made, as for example consulting or similar services are sought. A RFP may also be used for purchase of complex goods when you are not sure of the functional specifications and wish to seek proposals.

Opening of Bids/Proposals

Under UNDP protocol, bids for contracts exceeding USD100,000 are opened publicly at the time and place specified in the tender document. This is normally done on the closing date that the offers must be submitted. Public opening for proposals received in response to a request for proposal (RFP) is optional, since the price proposals cannot be opened without completing the technical evaluation. RFQ method does not require public opening, although the Joint Office of Cape Verde reserves the right to open such bids publicly. Irrespective of the procurement method, bid prices are not publicized at bid openings. At bid openings, compliant bidders are assured that properly submitted bids would be evaluated. Only suppliers who have submitted bids may attend the bid opening.

Bid Evaluation

An evaluation panel under the guidance of a senior manager evaluates the qualified bids. The evaluation panel normally comprises specialists in the particular field and representatives of the end user. The evaluation of the bids is based on the factors listed in the invitation to bid. Proposals are evaluated technically, then financially. Responsive bids with satisfactory technical criteria will have their financial offers reviewed for further / combined assessment.

Award Contract

Bid evaluation reports are further reviewed by Senior Management / Contract Committee (Tender Board). This process takes place at Country Office level or at UNDP Headquarters, depending on the overall complexity of the contract. The basis of the contract award is dependent on the procurement method. When an RFQ has been used, contracts are awarded to the qualified and responsive supplier submitting the most competitive bid. When ITB or RFP methods are used, contracts are awarded to the offeror whose technical proposal best meets qualifying criteria and whose price proposal is the most competitive. UNDP does not normally debrief unsuccessful offers. However, in the case of highly technical or complex awards, a debriefing may be provided upon request from an unsuccessful offer.

Download 2011 Contract for goods over 30 000USD
Download 2010 Contract for goods over 30 000USD

Requests for further information or clarification of the procurement practices of the Joint Office may be addressed in writing to the address below.

For general inquiries about procurement procedures and contact information:

Mr. Pedro Gomes
phone: +238 260 9600
fax: +238 262 1404
The Joint Office of UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF
C.P. 62,Av. OUA Achada Santo António , Praia, Cabo Verde


Human Resources

Contract types

As a global organization, UNDP requires a mix of contract types to cover all individuals employed either for UNDP or on behalf of others. To fill the job openings, UNDP has a wide array of recruitment tools. Types of contract to be concluded with individuals depend on a number of criteria, e.g. legal basis, or duration of services. UNDP can hire personnel through international or local recruitment. The standard types of contracts are:

1. Fixed-term or continuing appointment
2. Temporary appointment
3. Activities of Limited Duration (ALD or 300 series)
4. Service Contracts (SC)
5. Special Service Agreements (SSA)

List of Staff (Joint Office)

Download Joint Office of UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF Staffs as of Feb 2012

Type of Contracts

Fixed Term Appointment Local – 12
Fixed Term Appointment INT. – 5
Permanent Appointment Local – 20
Permanent Appointment International – 1
Temporary Appointment – 0

Download GUIDELINES on Individual Contract - 8 December
Download 2011 SSA reporting table for ACP 2011
Download 2010 SSA reporting table for ACP 2011


Address : Edificio das Nações Unidas, Avenida OUA, Achada St Antonio, Caixa Postal 62, Praia, Cape Verde
Phone : (+238)-260-9600 / (+238)-260-9601
Global website : http://www.undp.org/