National capacity development is a central objective of the United Nations system. It builds sustainability and increases the ability of beneficiary countries to create long-term stability and livelihoods.
UNOPS complements the efforts of United Nations partners towards this goal by providing relevant services and sharing its knowledge and experience.
UNOPS focuses on excellence in implementation, an area of high demand and often low national capacity, especially in fragile states.
The organization has extensive operational expertise and is well positioned to help develop the implementation capacities of national counterparts.
Governments increasingly request UNOPS support to supplement their own capacities, and UNOPS service offerings are sensitive to short- and longer-term requirements and implications.
When appropriate, UNOPS will move from managing full projects or complete procurement processes, and concentrate instead on temporarily filling critical gaps in national implementation capacity which could delay or otherwise endanger critical national initiatives.