Blog

Featured

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…


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…  


Coinciding crises: how COVID-19 and climate change are putting pressure on health systems worldwide – and how we can prepare for the future

It is hard to believe that in a few short months, it will be a year since we were first introduced to COVID-19.  


How can small islands reimagine tourism for a green recovery

The global travel ban has decimated many countries' economies.  


From arms to farms, from revolution to reformation in the Philippines

For those who were heroes to their communities but enemies of the state for the longest time, it provides a profound moment of transition. Instead of seeing themselves as being disarmed and left to…  


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 be done.  


Thinking fast and slow in times of crisis

The call came through the cold of winter, sudden and unexpected. Schools are closed, said my son on the phone, and asked me to pick him up immediately.  


Reminiscing as a way of looking forward to 2030

The development path is never easy but if I have learned one key lesson in my first year here, it is the resilience of the people of Nepal. Working with some of them, has shown me that there is no…  

UNDP Around the world

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