The United Nations Development Programme, 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 more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP is the lead agency of the United Nations in the fight against poverty and inequality, and in support of inclusive and peaceful societies, offering global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.