United Nations Development Program

The hatching of a partnership to reduce poverty.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sought to encourage a more active engagement of the private sector in poverty reduction through sustainable community initiatives and the stimulation of employment.

Umalia in action
  • Facilitation of conferences and workshops on CSR for 25 companies from 12 different sectors
  • Development of a partnership model
  • Recruitment of key partners for the project: the largest local bank and the second largest telecommunications provider in the country.
  • Due diligence
  • Development of the partnership agreement and its governance framework and the tools required for its implementation
  • Facilitation of the implementation of the partnership during its pilot phase.
This collaboration led to :
  • The signing of a promising CSR partnership between UNDP and the private sector
For UNDP and the community
  • An employment development programme that strengthens the technical and financial capacities of a group of 200 micro-entrepreneurs.
  • The improvement of living conditions in rural areas, providing access to basic social services (health care, balanced food, housing, education, etc.).
  • Ultimately, the reduction of poverty
For companies
  • Access to new markets and customers
  • Alignment with their business strategy (access to new micro-distributors)
  • A gain in image and reputation
  • Pride and greater employee engagement
  • Visible and innovative CSR leadership