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Why Inclusive Innovation Matters and Needs a Direction—strategies for making it happen

We believe that there is a major opportunity for policy makers in the Asia Pacific region to play an active role in creating the conditions for a…


Is there a Vaccine against Stigma?

As a warrior against discrimination and stigma against people with disabilities, I clearly see how the Coronavirus – even as it claims lives and inflicts hardship - is dividing our flat world into…  


Forging Ahead in an Era of “Physical Distancing” 

Anticipating a longer duration of “physical distancing” we streamlined business processes and simultaneously began boosting the use of technology across all programme units and staff. This was vital…  


Singapore’s COVID-19 response is seeing early results. Here’s how.

Singapore's investments in Digital Transformation may be helping as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. Insights from Calum Handforth, UNDP's Thematic Lead on Digitalisation and Smart Cities at the Global…  


Rethinking Innovation Policy in Viet Nam at the dawn of IR4.0

A more inclusive approach, we argue, can help Viet Nam harness the opportunities of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, without compromising equitable growth.  


Violent extremists use ‘masculinity’ to recruit men and boys. Here’s why it matters.

While the motivations that drive radicalisation are complex, it is significant that the perpetrators are predominantly men and boys.  


Why Inclusive Innovation Matters and Needs a Direction—strategies for making it happen

We believe that there is a major opportunity for policy makers in the Asia Pacific region to play an active role in creating the conditions for a different type of innovation.  


A Short Memoir of a Suspected COVID-19 Case

It was quiet in my ward. All the nurses had left. I was alone lying on my bed, trying to sort out how this whole thing started.  


10 Ways Technology is Helping To Fight the Coronavirus

The coronavirus is testing China’s disaster preparedness and response, from public health systems to information sharing. Yet China has a key advantage in this fight: its technology infrastructure.  


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…  

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