Our Stories

  • Beautiful Cetinje

    The challenge of the century for Montenegro is to make resources go further – to do more with less. In order to be competitive economically, in order to create decent jobs and invest in health and education for its citizens, and in order to safeguard the unique natural resources it has been blessed with, Montenegro should aggressively address and cut inefficiencies, invest in clean energy production, local food production and the tourism industry.

  • Flood affected communities taking more active role in emergency situations

    The trainings and the equipment are just one element of a wider and more complex story about preparedness for floods. On a broader level, UNDP along with the Sector of Emergency Management has supported 12 hazard prone municipalities in developing Flood Assessments and Preparedness Plans.

  • Green technology pilot treating acid mine water in Montenegro’s North

    Small community, consisting of just a little bit more than eight thousands people living in a post-mining town in the north of Montenegro, has been gradually opening its doors for environmentally friendly development.

  • In Montenegro, legal aid services make justice accessible for all

    In Montenegro, the cost of filing a lawsuit is so prohibitive, pursuing justice without assistance is nearly impossible for the average person. The situation is even more precarious for women victims of domestic violence, who may be afraid of revenge from the perpetrator or be unready to discuss and re-live their experience in front of a court of law.

  • Making Houses Energy Efficient and Legal

    Energy efficiency and illegal housing settlements are not often linked. But since Monte-negro has significant challenges from both, an innovative solution has been to do just that.

  • Montenegro: Defence reform ushers in greater security

    Lessons learned in Montenegro are being used in other countries in South-eastern Europe (Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia etc), spread through OSCE and UNDP support.

  • Ten years of Capacity Development Programme in Montenegro

    CDP established a reputation for responding with quality, quickly, and inexpensively, to particular demands from the central administration for short-term expertise needed to expedite innovative aspects of public policy, and ensure its efficient and user-friendly delivery.

  • Tourism Cross-border Project Connects Outdoor Destinations in Montenegro and Croatia

    Montenegro and Croatia, both popular tourist destinations, share a narrow land and maritime border. Although tourism and the related services are the main inputs for economic development of the area, there has not been much cross-border cooperation between Croatia and Montenegro over the past decades. Investments in the past to promote the exceptional natural and cultural value of the area have been limited. The region lacks well-trained human resources and has underdeveloped communication and distribution channels.

  • Towards Social Inclusion in Šavnik: Montenegro’s Forgotten Region

    The number of old, lonely and ill people unable to meet their own basic needs continues to grow in rural areas of Montenegro, some of which not connected by any sort of organized transport. Social exclusion has been recognized by the Government of Montenegro as one of major societal challenges, and its eradication has been made one of key priorities.