Learn more

Reflections on ‘Portfolio Sensemaking’—what we learned at UNDP Lao PDR

After spending 2.5 days making sense of it all, in a Sensemaking workshop, I have come to the conclusion that the whole can be bigger than the sum of its parts.  

The Future is Asian, but Corruption Keeps it Mired in the Past

The Asia-Pacific region continues to be the most dynamic of the global economy with sustained economic growth, investment and trade. This represents a tremendous opportunity to improve the lives of…  

The Beauty and the Challenges of Samoa

We want what the people of Samoa want, prosperity, peace and a planet that can sustain present and future generations.  

Islamic finance going digital: Blockchain as a tool to catalyze multi-billion Waqf for SDGs

By 2020, the global size of Islamic finance is projected to reach a whopping level of US$3 trillion, coincidentally equaling the size of the global annual gap in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…  

Cooperation between Countries Paves the way to Prosperity

To tackle development’s toughest challenges we must work together, and share resources, expertise, and knowledge  

Minds at the margin are not marginal minds

Incredible richness of local innovations are continuously flourishing on the edges. These innovations are often overlooked and flagged as marginal.  

Working on the engine—using portfolio sensemaking to accelerate learning

This post recaps what we’ve learned so far on how the process can be used to accelerate learning — and ultimately accelerate the effects of what we do as a development agency.  

Plastic habit: Reducing waste with behavioral insights in Solomon Islands

As Honiara’s population of about 88,000 grows, the city’s waste will likely continue to stress infrastructure and the environment to new extremes.  

Finding home in a Maldives that never trends on Instagram

Departing United Nations RC and UNDP RR Shoko Noda reflects on her four years in the atoll nation.  

My solo ride on the subway

Public transit is often where women, and men, are harassed or assaulted for the first time. Susie Marie from UNDP Asia Pacific's Gender Team considers how we might make public spaces more inclusive.  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Asia and the Pacific 
Go to UNDP Global