All development activities carried out by UNDP have MDG achievement as their overarching goal. In some cases this is direct, such as in poverty reduction programmes, or in initiatives promoting gender equality. Other times it is more indirect, though no less powerful, for example when helping to ensure adopting high standards regarding laws and institutions so as to provide people with good health care, education, and other services.
Millennium Development Goals
MDG Progress Report 2013 September 30, 2013