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Climate change and Asia’s deadly dengue fever outbreaks

It has been difficult to scroll through my newsfeed on social media for the past couple of months without feeling alarmed. In Bangladesh, the…


How can we accelerate the effects of portfolios of development projects?

After 8 months of road testing in around 15 country offices mainly in Asia Pacific (but also Africa and Eastern Europe) last week we released UNDP’s sensemaking and acceleration protocol.  


Making us green, we hope, without envy

The cutdown of paper use, energy consumption, and time saving itself brings together staggering savings, which will have impact within the region and beyond.  


Climate change and Asia’s deadly dengue fever outbreaks

It has been difficult to scroll through my newsfeed on social media for the past couple of months without feeling alarmed. In Bangladesh, the situation with dengue fever was dire, with people urgently…  


Desperately Interesting — Reflections on our recent Portfolio Sense Making Workshop

After three days of a ‘portfolio sensemaking’ workshop examining UNDP projects in the Philippines, however, I am left questioning whether common sense is as common as I thought!  


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.  

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