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Development progress in numbers

Sustainable development


  • 27 million people were stronger in the face of climate change.
  • 256 million tonnes of carbon emissions cut.
  • 31 million people had better services to keep them out of poverty.
  • US$1+billion invested to strengthen resilience to crises.
  • 140 countries supported to move closer to meeting their Paris pledges.


Inclusive and effective democratic governance


  • Supported elections around the world on average every week.
  • 89 countries partnered with us to reform discriminatory laws.
  • 21 million people registered to vote in 2018.


Resilience building


  • 3 million displaced people in 12 countries received basic services such as housing and energy.
  • 6.3 million people received HIV testing and counselling.
  • 4 million people living in, or recovering from, crisis got a job or improved their livelihoods.
  • 15 countries supported to develop or implement strategies to prevent violent extremism.


For more information, visit UNDP's Annual Report.