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The System Shift: Frames, Energies and Experiments

Our journey in search of policies and investments that will drive system-level change around the challenge of waste is under way. As a reminder, our…


The Tale of Telangana–A Journey of Innovation

Telangana, one of the youngest states in India, has been the first to roll out an Innovation Policy and set up a number of innovation platforms.  


#UNDP4AsiaPacific: Reflection on a conversation with 600+ colleagues

UNDP is the UN’s development agency with a broad-based mandate, which works with governments and other partners around the world, including in 36 countries in Asia and the Pacific, and has been doing…  


Women, Peace and Security (WPS) – More than words

Speaking on UN priorities for the Decade of Action at the beginning of the year, UN Secretary General, António Guterres stated that “the 20th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 on women,…  


Taking A Further Step Together

While the rest of the world signed on to the ambitious plan of achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, the small land-locked country of Lao PDR took it a step further.  


Making Smart Cities Work for the Next 2.5 billion

With two out of every three people (or 2.5 billion more people) likely to be living in cities or other urban centres by 2050, innovation can help make these settings enjoyable, productive, and…  


The System Shift: Frames, Energies and Experiments

Our journey in search of policies and investments that will drive system-level change around the challenge of waste is under way. As a reminder, our interest is in moving beyond single entry point…  



Myanmar’s Corruption Prevention Units

In Myanmar, poverty prevalence was reduced by half from 48.2 percent in 2005 to 24.8 percent in 2017. Combating corruption, which has reduced leakages of the public purse, has also improved as…  


Promoting the human rights of people with disabilities

Like all of us, persons with disabilities enjoy the universal human rights to knowledge, education, employment, political, and social and economic participation in society – with dignity and without…  


Making a Dent: Plastic Waste and Circular Economies

A new UNDP and Alberta Energy initiative is exploring how a different way of thinking, informed by systemic design, and spanning two continents, might be able to accelerate progress on the waste…  

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