- Complements current UNDP Project Reports that are available from the UN online
- Offers a valuable index on CD-ROM or an online versions that provides access to evaluative, technical and terminal reports
- Helps a wide range of researchers study past public policy, health, agriculture, technology, engineering, economics, education, communications and transportation
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a UN organization formed in 1965 with the merger of the Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance and the UN Special Fund. The stated goal of UNDP is to build more productive societies and economies in low-income nations by helping them develop their natural resources and human capabilities.
UNDP Project Reports (1972 to 1998) enable researchers to examine the results of development projects undertaken in these low-income nations and emerging economies. The reports of UNDP-funded projects are executed through a variety of prestigious agencies and organizations, including ILO, World Bank, UNESCO, WHO and FAO.
A retrospective collection not available online
Beginning in 1999, current UNDP Project Reports became available via the Internet directly from UNDP. However, Readex offers a retrospective collection of UNDP Project Reports from 1972 to 1998 on microfiche. This collection is helpful to international development researchers, individuals interested in international business opportunities, consultants, students and other researchers needing information in the global areas of public policy, health, agriculture, technology, engineering, economics, education, communications and transportation. Readex’s retrospective collection complements the current collection online and provides unique documents that are very difficult to obtain.
UNDP Project Reports are available by year-group or by geographic category, as follows:
- Asia & the Pacific
- Latin America
- Arab States, Europe, lnterregional & Global
A valuable index to UNDP Project Reports
An index on CD-ROM is provided along with the retrospective microfiche collection at no additional charge. Also available on a subscription basis for campus-wide use via the Internet is AccessUNDP (1972-1998). It indexes a finite collection of UNDP Project Reports issued and held by UN headquarters between the years 1972-1998. It also provides access to evaluative, technical and terminal reports (available in full-text on microfiche) submitted to the UN by numerous participating and executing agencies.