Bangladesh public service innovations earn global plaudits
Sep 20, 2016
The Bangladesh government’s success in transforming the country’s public services through innovation and technology, earned global plaudits this week during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Unlocking youth potential, planning for the coming era of ageing, are key to sustainable future for Asia-Pacific
Aug 16, 2016
Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen say experts, with some countries in the region headed into an era of ageing even as others experience a peak in working age populations. Asia and the Pacific’s next wave of human development gains – as measured by social and economic indicators – will require countries in the region to account for shifting population trends in their national planning, and tackle the gender divide that continues to hold back progress.
Top 'open government' initiatives from Asia Pacific showcased at regional dialogue
Jul 27, 2016
More than 100 civil society groups, civil servants and champions of open governance gathered at a dialogue in Manila last week to explore possibilities of how countries in Asia and the Pacific can learn from each other in ensuring transparent and efficient public services for their citizens.
From shorter bus queues to safer cities for women and girls, winners of the Big Ideas Competition announced
Jul 18, 2016
Winners of the Big Ideas Competition are out and they include a diverse set of solutions all using Big Data for public service, from shorter queues for public transport to safer public spaces for women and girls.
Youth network gives voice to development aspirations in Asia and the Pacific
Jun 17, 2016
Youth community leaders from over 10 countries in Asia and the Pacific announced, on Friday, a new network that will empower young people in the region to effectively engage with the Sustainable Development Goals, in partnership with UNDP and United Nations Volunteers.
Gender and Macroeconomic Issues in Asia and the Pacific - Quarterly Newsletter vol. 7 issue 2
May 6, 2016
The 2016 second issue of the newsletter covers events and activities across the region on macroeconomics issues from a gender perspective. Download a copy to read about Financing for Advancement of Gender Equality, Achieving Gender Equality - Transforming Economies, call for participation, and new resources.
UNDP Asia Pacific launches #RHDR2016 Twitter Contest
Apr 22, 2016
The UNDP Asia Pacific Bureau today announced a Twitter contest that awards the winners with an internship opportunity. This work experience is professional and academic in nature, offering insight into the substance and daily operations of the United Nations Development Programme world.
Judges should not fear public scrutiny, says Nepal Chief Justice
Apr 10, 2016
The judicial leadership of Nepal has expressed a commitment to continue reforms and promote accountability for safeguarding judicial integrity and achieving justice for all.
Experts call for renewed urgency to ensure access to affordable medicines in Asia
Mar 18, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand – Innovative multi-sectoral approaches are urgently needed to achieve equitable and sustainable access to lifesaving medicines, diagnostics and vaccines, said experts at a regional consultation this week in Bangkok.
FIJI: UNDP Provides Urgent Assistance to Address Food Insecurity
Mar 9, 2016
As part of its rapid response to food security, UNDP provided immediate assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and its offices in the Western Division, where 63% of housings had been damaged and the entire crops destroyed.