Program Officer, Economic and Regional Development, UNDP Belarus
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It provides expert advice, training, and grant support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.
UNDP works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
Inclusive growth, better services, environmental sustainability, good governance, and security are fundamental to development progress. We offer our expertise in development thinking and practice, and our decades of experience at country level, to support countries to meet their development aspirations and to bring the voices of the world’s peoples into deliberations.
Igor Severine holds Master’s degrees in International Business from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Finance Management from Higher Economic School in St.Petersburg.
He currently works at UNDP Belarus coordinating the delivery of a number of projects within the Economic and Regional Development portfolio focused on the national capacity building in public-private partnership, SME infrastructure development, international trade facilitation, regional strategies and growth. Igor acted as a project manager for the development of the recent National Human Development Reports for Belarus. Prior to that, Igor has spent over 10 year in China and Australia working in public and private infrastructure development projects, financial management and corporate transformation projects. Main areas of interest: public infrastructure development, small and medium business support, Sustainable Development Goals, innovative best practices in economic and regional development.