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Asia Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility

Asia Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility is a platform for regional dialogue, cooperation, and sharing of country knowledge and experiences. It is responding to the growing demand from…  



Cambodia: Changing Institutional Culture through a National-level Gender Group

In Cambodia, forestry is perceived as a male domain, while broader patriarchal attitudes are an impediment to women’s inclusion across several sectors. A provincial commune council chief in Cambodia…  


Bangladeshi women withstanding climate change

Forty-one year-old Dulali Ray and her husband, from Radhanagar village in Deluti Union of Khulna, a coastal district in Bangladesh, was hit hard by cyclone Aila in 2009.  


From chickens to baby goods: The journey to business success in the Solomon Islands

For Florence Isihanua, the chicken came first. After years of struggling to find a job or start a small business in the Solomon Islands, she felt poultry farming would be a profitable venture.  


Championing Women’s Inclusion in Forests and Climate Change Action: 11 Years of Lessons from UNDP’s involvement in REDD+

It is hard to overstate the importance of forest ecosystems to human wellbeing and progress. Forests not only serve as an essential carbon reserve that must be maintained to limit global warming,  


Viet Nam: Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Power of Indigenous Women to Protect Forests

As the morning mist rises over the green mountains, Lo Lo May straps a straw-woven basket on her back and heads into the surrounding forest with her sister and the other women of Chu Kan Ho village.…  


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…  


Climate change in Asia and the Pacific. What’s at stake?

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. With extensive coastlines, low-lying territories, and many small island states, its geography makes it highly susceptible to rising sea…  

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