What We Do

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

In promoting sustainable human development, UNDP Montenegro supports the country’s European Union accession priorities, building on its global development network, access to innovative solutions, knowledge, experience and resources. We do so by (i) advancing democratic society and accountable institutions with greater citizens’ participation, (ii) building an inclusive society with equal opportunity to all citizens to reach their full potential and (iii) promoting green future through market transformation toward a low emission, resource efficient and resilient economy.more

UN Eco Building

UNDP and sister UN agencies in Montenegro are now operating in the same premises of the UN Eco building. It is the first of its kind in the region and it brings together UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR and IOM to work under one roof within the Delivering as One framework. A one-floor so-called “smart” building, combines energy-efficient, environmentally friendly technology and modern design, and smoothly fits in the landscape between the two bridges on the river Morača.more

Our Stories

  • The Pavićević family lives more peacefully knowing they can heat their home and have a path to legal ownership.

    Making Houses Energy Efficient and Legal

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

Projects and Initiatives

Equality between women and men is not just a goal in itself: it is a precondition for the fulfilment of human rights and human development in general, and of the overall EU objectives in regard to growth, employment and social cohesion, more

National Human Development Report 2014 on resource efficiency

Given the importance of human development in policy making, as well as the socio economic situation of Montenegro, the project is primarily focusing on the development of the 2014 National Human Development Report (NHDR) on resource efficiency. more

The project focuses on creating conditions for enhanced citizens’ participation in policy making by means of electronic petitions. The project’s implementation will make Montenegro the first country in the broader region to introduce such a model of interactive policy making. more

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Delivering as One

UN agencies work together in Montenegro to deliver a range of development services to the government and its citizens.

Featured Publications
Report on post 2015 national consultations: The Montenegro I want

More than 8.000 people in Montenegro or 1.3% of total population have actively participated in national post-2015 consultations on development priorities after 2015.

National Human Development 2013

The latest NHDR 2013: ‘People are the real wealth of the country’. How rich is Montenegro? examines the state of country’s human capital (who are we?) and tries to respond to what it takes to succeed in the 21st century (where are we going?).

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Blog post by Cihan Sultanoğlu, UNDP Assistant Administrator
Beautiful Cetinje: How to boost tourism, save energy, and create jobs?

Last month I visited Montenegro’s old capital, beautiful Cetinje, nestled in the mountains, on the way to the coast. It has enormous tourism potential.