• Bangladesh: Flood warnings

    How can vulnerable people quickly communicate the arrival of flash floods in the absence of a formal early warning system for flash floods? In Bangladesh, 200 locals were involved to crowd-source an early warning system, utilizing technology like mobile and existing resources like mosques.

  • Bangladesh: Traffic

    Traffic congestion is a huge issue in Dhaka. The system fails with long travel times and pollution while the dilapidated and unreliable public transport system is pushing more people towards private transport. UNDP is running an awareness raising campaign to change their perceptions and 'move the people' towards public transportation system.

  • Bhutan: Virtual Zomdu

    In Bhutan, UNDP, together with government partners, is developing a Virtual Zomdu (a meeting of residents of villages) based on video conferencing technology, in order to connect parliamentarians and citizens across the mountainous terrains of the country. Virtual Zomdus would provide an opportunity for constituents to find out about the work of their representatives in parliament and share their views and priorities.

  • In Bhutan, youth are the largest unemployed demographic. UNDP, in partnership with the Ministry of Labour of Bhutan and Emerson College (US), launched the online gaming project Youth@Work. Participants can express their opinions about what is missing from the system and deliberate on the best solutions to the problem of youth unemployment in Bhutan today.

  • China: E-waste

    UNDP China and Baidu together launched a Big Data Joint Laboratory to pioneer new methods and frameworks for using big data to support development goals. The inaugural product of the Joint lab is an e-waste recycling smartphone application called “Baidu Recycle“, aimed at streamlining the recycling process of e-wastes.

  • Indonesia: One-stop service app

    "One Click Web System" is an integrated business solution to speed up the delivery of common services of UNDP Indonesia. Featuring functions like online request system, automated billing, service tracking, online feedback form etc, it has significantly improved productivity since implementation.

  • Indonesia is considered as one of the most disaster prone countries in the world due to its position on the seismic plates. Drawing from the enabling environment where the majority of the communities in Indonesia have access to mobile phones, a data collection mobile application is developed to share real-time data straight from the disaster-hit areas.

  • Malaysia: Tiger Plates

    Malayan tiger is an endangered species that numbers around 500 or less. In efforts to finance a government-devised National Conservation Trust Fund, UNDP Malaysia looked to local sources of funding through involving Malaysian citizens in conservation efforts to ensure long term sustainability, and create national ownership.

  • Every day, the Ulaanbaatar City produces 1,100 tons of solid waste, without formal recycling mechanism in place. TG2G helped vulnerable and low income communities to set up their “first-hand” system for recyclable waste collection in their neighborhoods, produce recycled household goods and market them.

  • Myanmar: iWomen

    iWomen-Inspiring Women is a free mobile application developed by Myanmar tech women to inspire, foster self-belief and channel mentorship into their daily lives as they expand their roles in public and private spheres to become respected leaders in their communities.

  • Nepal: Battling gender stereotypes

    Gender stereotypes are deeply rooted in the Nepali society, and this campaign is designed to deconstruct that. With animation that inverts the role of men and women, as well as pushes from social media, it made young people question existing gender norms and to change their behaviour.

  • Nepal: Idea Factory

    Idea Factory Nepal is a technology solution catered especially for the Micro Entrepreneurs (MEs) across the country. With the sole motive of empowering the MEs and broadening the scope of their hard work, the Idea Factory offers a web based solution decomposed into the ‘Nepali.Market’ and ‘IdeaStoreNepal’. The dedicated stores aid in categorizing ideas and products with their distinct features.

  • In UNDP Pakistan, the unavailability of M&E data impacted negatively on reporting results, tracking and demonstrating impact of its projects and programs. The Country Office developed an M&E system by bringing expertise from within the country office and also utilize global expertise, engaging capacities from various units in the organization.

  • Papua New Guinea: Phones against corruption

    Corruption has severely impacted and derailed the development of Papua New Guinea, but the “Phones Against Corruption” initiative has made anonymous revealation of corrupt practices possible: two public officials have been arrested for fund mismanagement of more than 2 million US dollars, and five more are waiting for court decisions, and approximately other 250 cases are being investigated.

  • Sri Lanka: Youth engagement

    By leveraging existing social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and integrating them with the regular publications and events, UNDP Sri Lanka successfully collected views from local youth, both online and offline, on why there is a low level of youth participation and civic engagement, as well as how it can be improved.

  • Thailand: Sustainable Maize

    UNDP in Thailand, in partnership with the government, is bringing together different actors comprising the supply chain in the poultry industry - from farmers to feed producers, chicken ranchers, and final consumers - to generate and implement ‘win-win solutions’ that might alter the current farming/business practices towards a more sustainable approach.

  • Viet Nam: #HowAbnormal

    Existing stereotypes in Viet Nam confine women and men to certain ways of being and to hold specific careers and positions. The #HowAbnormal campaign uses a series of comics and videos featuring scenarios where gender roles are flipped, together with youth-engaging offline and online activities to raise public awareness, especially the youth, of the negative gender stereotypes that confine women and men to certain ways of being.

  • In Vietnam, UNDP is working to enhance the capacity of the country’s justice sector by making community homesteads the “new law school”. After training from faculties and lawyers, the university law students are brought to local communities, interacting with local citizens and conducting evidence-based needs assessments.

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