Eight months in, we need three wins: Vaccine, Digital and Renewables

While we knew close to nothing about this Coronavirus eight months ago, we now have a clearer idea about what it is, how it strikes and what needs to…

What about women?

Women and the fashion industry during COVID-19  

Looking to nature to best fight climate change

Nature-based solutions, offer huge, simple, and cost-effective opportunities.  

Rethinking government in a post-pandemic world

Covid-19 has been an important and timely test for governance systems around the world, emphasizing need for acceleration of new governance models. In just the past year, governments have had to adapt…  

Digital Transformation, Youth and Parliaments: A New Journey in Asia

Among the lessons that this pandemic taught us about governance, besides magnifying the importance of empathy and trust, is that accountability, agility and digital technologies are truly vital to…  

COVID-19: Nobody is safe until everyone is safe

Almost a year ago, we witnessed the first recorded cases of COVID-19. Since then the virus has devastated communities, systems and economies.  

At a Pivot Point: From System Thinking to System Doing

The Regional Innovation Centre Asia-Pacific is engaging in an ambitious undertaking by applying a systemic design approach for seeding new ways of thinking and acting in response to the plastic waste…  

Shedding light on the shadow pandemic: The link between gender-based violence and violent extremism

For many women around the world, restrictions on movement and lockdowns resulting from the pandemic mean that that being at home brings them in even closer proximity to their abusers. The very place…  

Women Peacebuilders in Parliaments: the Opportunities and Pitfalls of Online Engagement

Although women engage on social media more than men, they are also significantly more likely to experience online hate speech and harassment. Those in high-visibility and leadership roles are…  

All eyes on COVID-19 recovery, but conflict and extremism won't just go away

Dealing with COVID-19 is a priority, but let's not forget the world that will meet us on the other side of this crisis.  

Sharing for Change: Observations from the Roundabouts of Learning

The most remarkable result of my internship is, that it has exponentially further increased my curiosity towards the questions around the means of assessing the short- and long-term results of…  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Asia and the Pacific 
Go to UNDP Global