Learn more


Four ways Asia’s young social entrepreneurs are responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Many of the young social entrepreneurs in Youth Co:Lab’s network are repurposing their operations, skills, and creativity to help their communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Adopting a new normal: reasons to shift to a green economy in the post Covid-19 World

Our future – including our ability to fight pandemics, among other risks – depends largely on our efforts to protect our environment and combat climate change. So, to me, the issue that will best…  


Gender Equality Dispatch - Issue 5 - May 2020

Transforming the Future of Work for Gender Equality (TFOW4GE)  


Charting a Post-COVID Vision of Development

From the outset, UNDP has been working closely with the Government of India, state governments, CSOs, communities and other UN agencies to support governments efforts in the response to the pandemic…  


Anticipatory, Adaptive and Agile Governance is key to the response to COVID-19

Adapting to the ‘new normal’ and responding with Agility using fast-tracked experimentation to generate and apply innovative solutions, or what we call ‘Triple AAA Governance’.  


Designing COVID-19 Policy Responses for those Small Enough to Fail

We highlight key considerations for designing COVID-19 policy responses to support those ‘small enough to fail’ and to rebuild our economies in ways that reduce their vulnerability in the long run.  


Why Pakistan's youth must be part of the response to COVID-19

Pakistan needs to make space for youth to be part of the development process. With 70 percent of the population younger than 29, Pakistan’s vibrant youth are eager to engage with a dynamic, open…  


The response to COVID-19 started a Tsunami of innovation that could change the future of development

Q&A with Titon Mitra, UNDP Resident Representative in the Philippines  


UN sets out COVID-19 social and economic recovery plan

Without urgent responses addressing the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, global suffering will escalate, jeopardizing lives and livelihoods for years to come, according to a new…  


Global Fund investments in Afghanistan’s medical labs prove vital in COVID-19 response

As the world copes with one of the most catastrophic pandemics of modern times, laboratory services and testing capabilities are proving to be most critical in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.  

UNDP Around the world

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