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ASEAN-China-UNDP 2019 Symposium: Innovation in Achieving the SDGs and Eradicating Poverty

This Symposium serves as knowledge-sharing platform for policy makers from ASEAN Member States and relevant stakeholders on the potential strategies to strengthen the role of innovation in achieving…  

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 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  

Creating Connections: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

The twelve stories in this publication showcase the depth and breadth of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, across Asia and the Pacific.  

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.  

Asia-Pacific Regional Community of Practice Meeting on Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption

The Asia-Pacific Regional Community of Practice on Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption to be held 11-12 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand will be the first Community of Practice (CoP)…  

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.  

Regional Guide for Schools to Prepare for Tsunamis

The Regional Guide is intended to provide practical guidance to school administration on how to prepare for and respond to a tsunami risk.  

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