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From Disaster to Opportunity: How Japan is leading tsunami preparedness in Asia and the Pacific

Experience is inevitable to make us better. 10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, we look back on what we learned from the disaster.  


As the 2004 tsunami remains only in memory, Thailand scales up school preparedness

Exactly 16 years ago on what began as a regular Sunday morning, Ban Bangak school, in beautiful Phang Nga province in Thailand, was quiet. The students were at home and some teachers were marking a…  


Karma Dialogues

The Karma Dialogues – brought to you by UNDP in Asia and the Pacific – aims to have that kind of impact and influence. By bringing together our ‘believers in the good’, we hope to catapult their…  


DX4Resilience

UNDP, in partnership with the Government of Japan, is undertaking a new project, DX4Resilience to strengthen disaster risk reduction and recovery by improving digitalization of disaster data through…  


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…  


Creating Connections: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

The twelve stories in this publication showcase the depth and breadth of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, across Asia and the Pacific.  


Expediting the implementation of basic education in Philippines

Government of Philippines partner with UNDP to expedite implementation of the K-12 Education Programme to help reduce capacity gaps and ensure the timely delivery of ICT equipment and services for…  


The Tsunami Project

The Tsunami project aims to strengthen preparedness to tsunamis by raising awareness, updating disaster management plans and conducting drills in tsunami prone schools in 23 countries. Funded by the…  


Energy Access Projects and SDG Benefits

The study reflected in this report aims to give UNDP staff and project managers tools and guidance on how to improve assessments of impacts associated with clean energy projects.  


New people-centred approaches needed to ensure no one is left behind in ASEAN

While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional poverty remain. If those who have been left behind – the poorest of the poor – are to be reached,…  

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