Project-Level Standards


At the project level, UNDP Standards 1-8 further support implementation of UNDP's commitments to promoting that no one is left behind; human rights; gender equality and women's empowerment; sustainability and resilience; and accountability (collectively, the SES Programming Principles). The Standards set out specific requirements relating to different social and environmental issues.

UNDP’s Project-level Standards relate to the following areas:

​Application of relevant SES requirements is determined during application of UNDP's Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP) and social and environmental assessment requirements.​

​The SES Social and Environmental Management System (see Part C) describes the requirements regarding (i) screening, assessment and management of social and environmental risks and impacts; (ii) stakeholder engagement and response mechanisms; (iii) access to information; and (iv) monitoring, reporting and compliance.