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Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India

The word blockchain often conjures up thoughts of cryptocurrencies, of people dabbling in a seemingly dark art, making tens of millions of dollars.…


Innovative financing for SDGs: Mobilising ummah’s potential to leave no one behind

UNDP Indonesia has explored synergies between many forms of Islamic finance instruments and the SDGs. A step change in the logic of how money flows into real economy is perceived as an urgent need. It…  


Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India

The word blockchain often conjures up thoughts of cryptocurrencies, of people dabbling in a seemingly dark art, making tens of millions of dollars. Blockchain was first linked to the cryptocurrency…  


Innovation Behind the Wheel

Our journey is the story of taking a GEF funded project for fuel cell buses and scaling it up, introducing the hydrogen economy across several cities in China.  


Tourists in Mongolia Get a Nudge to Litter Less in Nature

The latest statistics from the local government database show that around 120,000 Mongolians and more than 20,000 international tourists visited the park in 2016. And those numbers are rising by…  


Diversified Drill, One Wish

One student kept repeating "Allahu Akbar"during the tsunami evacuation drill, we recently held in Aceh, Indonesia. I was wondering why this student continued to do so when it seemed that the teachers…  


No Gender Equality, no SDGs

The latest SDG progress report launched by the UN Secretary General showed that there was an urgent need for acceleration in the rate of implementation if we want to meet our targets. Goal 5: Gender…  


What have we learned applying the SDG interactions framework?

In a post last November, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) presented a framework for assessing interactions between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help countries can design more…  


How to program for uncertain results? The innovation journey of the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme

Innovations are driven by risk-takers. Part of UNDP’s role in innovation is to provide the space for risk-takers to develop and test their ideas. And it turns out that sometimes these are not…  


Building health resilience in a fast-changing climate

When I visited my hometown of Dhaka last September I was shocked. Many of my family and friends were writhing from a mysterious new disease that no one really knew.  


Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, and the Trees Through the Forest

One of the most memorable pieces of art I’ve seen in the last year or two was a photo mosaic of a cityscape.  

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