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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…


The case for a universal basic income

It's time to add a new element to the policy packages that governments are introducing.  


A solution for COVID-19 and the climate crisis: more transparency

Transparency, and active participation in the decision-making process can ensure that resources are efficiently utilized, and lead to a green and inclusive recovery.  



A “new possible” for justice after COVID-19: towards digital, open and inclusive courts

The current crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, not only a health crisis, but a socio-economic one, poses tremendous threats to our lives and communities, yet at the same time opens up avenues…  


Business and Human Rights in a Time of Crisis

At this time of crisis, public expectations for responsible business are amplified. People are stepping up and defining “business purpose” for themselves. Today, they demand that business provide…  


COVID-19 amplifying inequalities for transgender people

As the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold, countries around Asia and the Pacific began locking down. The roll-out of COVID-19 measures and the realization of imminent massive economic shocks have brought…  


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.  

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