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Diversifying the economy and improving service delivery in Timor-Leste

Together with the Government of Timor-Leste, UNDP is helping to establish a special economic zone, foster social businesses and make local governance more effective.  


Communities balancing conservation with export opportunities in Papua New Guinea

Communities in Pomio district produce large amounts of cocoa but are isolated lacking access to transport infrastructure. With the support of the UNDP, an exciting opportunity to export quality…  


Building capacities to mainstream the SDGs in Pakistan

The SDG support units established in the Ministry of Planning and in four provincial planning development departments commits $15 million to mainstreame the SDGs . The units serve as platforms…  


Using open space technology for an inclusive development process in Malaysia

Redesigning an inclusive future in Malaysia using ‘open space technology’ to guide transparent, botton-up consultations, allowing inputs into policy and decision-making by relevant stakeholders and…  


Expediting the implementation of basic education in Philippines

Government of Philippines partner with UNDP to expedite implementation of the K-12 Education Programme to help reduce capacity gaps and ensure the timely delivery of ICT equipment and services for…  


CITRA: Bringing innovation into public sector service delivery in Sri Lanka

Using approaches such as human centered design processes, fore-sighting tools and co-designing avenues, to assist the government find creative and innovative development solutions to increasingly…  



Government Co-financing in India to accelerate achievement of national development priorities

Fully aligned with the national development agenda, UNDP’s work in India is aimed at bridging capacity gaps and removing implementation bottlenecks.  


Viet Nam to Integrate Disaster Prevention Education in the National School Curriculum

The Government fo Viet Nam launched a five-year programme (2018-2023) to strengthen schools’ preparedness for natural hazards in Viet Nam. The success of UNDP’s disaster prevention projects lay the…  


Evacuation drills help schools in Myanmar be ready for natural hazards

The most tsunami-prone areas in Myanmar, Labutta and Ngaputaw townships, are preparing their schools for natural disasters. More than 170 students learnt about tsunami warning signs, mapped hazard…  

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