COMMITTEES

United Nations Development Program UNDP

GROUP: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL

usg.esc@munuc.org

  • Topic A: Bureaucratic Corruption
  • Topic B: Due Diligence for Development Investment

TOPIC A Bureaucratic Corruption

TOPIC B Due Diligence for Development Investment

DELEGATION SIZE Double

EXECUTIVES

  • Katrina Keegan
Email Committee Chair

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) partners with over 170 countries to help them achieve sustainable economic growth for everyone. It is responsible for giving innovative policy advice to governments and managing the UN Capital Development Fund, which provides grants and loans for development projects.

Topic A, Bureaucratic Corruption, is about making sure bureaucracy facilitates development instead of slowing it down. Bureaucratic corruption is when local and low-level government officials do not provide their services in accordance with the law, but rather on be basis of other factors, such as nepotism and bribes. It is a major barrier to development, since it prevents entrepreneurs with talent, ideas and motivation from taking initiative to develop their communities. In this committee, delegates will discuss solutions that systematically change the corruption equilibrium, so that it is no longer in a bureaucrat’s best interest to take a bribe.

Topic B, Due Diligence for Development Investment, addresses how to get money into the right hands. Investment, from micro-loans to major infrastructure projects, is a powerful way to help underdeveloped countries sustainably help themselves. However, like a medical intervention, the first rule of an investment intervention should be “do no harm.” Investment can bring negative outcomes such as corruption, decrease of political independence, and distortions of local markets. Due diligence is the process of thoroughly investigating potential projects to avoid these problems. We will develop specific guidelines for how international development investors (including the UNDP!) can ensure that loans are efficient and ethical.

Committee Members

  •  United States
  •  Afghanistan
  •  Albania
  •  Algeria
  •  Andorra
  •  Angola
  •  Antigua and Barbuda
  •  Argentina
  •  Armenia
  •  Australia
  •  Austria
  •  Azerbaijan
  •  Bahamas
  •  Bahrain
  •  Bangladesh
  •  Barbados
  •  Belarus
  •  Belgium
  •  Belize
  •  Benin
  •  Bhutan
  •  Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  •  Botswana
  •  Brazil
  •  Brunei Darussalam
  •  Bulgaria
  •  Burkina Faso
  •  Burundi
  •  Cambodia
  •  Cameroon
  •  Canada
  •  Cape Verde
  •  Central African Republic
  •  Chad
  •  Chile
  •  China
  •  Colombia
  •  Comoros
  •  Congo
  •  Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
  •  Costa Rica
  •  Cote d'Ivoire
  •  Croatia
  •  Cuba
  •  Cyprus
  •  Czech Republic
  •  Denmark
  •  Djibouti
  •  Dominica
  •  Dominican Republic
  •  Ecuador
  •  Egypt
  •  El Salvador
  •  Equatorial Guinea
  •  Eritrea
  •  Estonia
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Fiji
  •  Finland
  •  France
  •  Gabon
  •  Gambia
  •  Georgia
  •  Germany
  •  Ghana
  •  Greece
  •  Grenada
  •  Guatemala
  •  Guinea
  •  Guinea-Bissau
  •  Guyana
  •  Haiti
  •  Honduras
  •  Hungary
  •  Iceland
  •  India
  •  Indonesia
  •  Iran, Islamic Republic of
  •  Iraq
  •  Ireland
  •  Israel
  •  Italy
  •  Jamaica
  •  Japan
  •  Jordan
  •  Kazakhstan
  •  Kenya
  •  Kiribati
  •  Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  •  Korea, Republic of
  •  Kuwait
  •  Kyrgyzstan
  •  Lao People's Democratic Republic
  •  Latvia
  •  Lebanon
  •  Lesotho
  •  Liberia
  •  Libya
  •  Liechtenstein
  •  Lithuania
  •  Luxembourg
  •  Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of
  •  Madagascar
  •  Malawi
  •  Malaysia
  •  Maldives
  •  Mali
  •  Malta
  •  Marshall Islands
  •  Mauritania
  •  Mauritius
  •  Mexico
  •  Micronesia, Federated States of
  •  Moldova, Republic of
  •  Monaco
  •  Mongolia
  •  Montenegro
  •  Morocco
  •  Mozambique
  •  Myanmar
  •  Namibia
  •  Nauru
  •  Nepal
  •  Netherlands
  •  New Zealand
  •  Nicaragua
  •  Niger
  •  Nigeria
  •  Norway
  •  Oman
  •  Pakistan
  •  Palau
  •  Peru
  •  Panama
  •  Papua New Guinea
  •  Paraguay
  •  Philippines
  •  Poland
  •  Portugal
  •  Qatar
  •  Romania
  •  Russian Federation
  •  Rwanda
  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis
  •  Saint Lucia
  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  •  Samoa
  •  San Marino
  •  Sao Tome and Principe
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  Senegal
  •  Serbia
  •  Seychelles
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Singapore
  •  Slovakia
  •  Slovenia
  •  Solomon Islands
  •  Somalia
  •  South Africa
  •  South Sudan
  •  Spain
  •  Sri Lanka
  •  Sudan
  •  Suriname
  •  Swaziland
  •  Sweden
  •  Switzerland
  •  Syrian Arab Republic
  •  Taiwan, Province of China
  •  Tajikistan
  •  Tanzania, United Republic of
  •  Thailand
  •  Timor-Leste
  •  Togo
  •  Tonga
  •  Trinidad and Tobago
  •  Tunisia
  •  Turkey
  •  Turkmenistan
  •  Tuvalu
  •  Uganda
  •  Ukraine
  •  United Arab Emirates
  •  United Kingdom
  •  Uruguay
  •  Uzbekistan
  •  Vanuatu
  •  Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  •  Vietnam
  •  Yemen
  •  Zambia
  •  Zimbabwe
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