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Eight months in, we need three wins: Vaccine, Digital and Renewables

While we knew close to nothing about this Coronavirus eight months ago, we now have a clearer idea about what it is, how it strikes and what needs to be done.  

Asia-Pacific Urban Programme

Making cities inclusive, sustainable, resilient and safe is critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP uses its comparative advantage, expertise and…  

Half the World: The Many Faces of Social Protection

This event will highlight efforts to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, with a focus on protecting people, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable, and the SDGs as our compass.  

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.  

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  

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.  

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.  

2020 a key year for accelerating action on neglected diseases

The year 2020 holds high importance for sustainable development, including efforts to accelerate innovation, access and delivery of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and other health technologies for…  

Making Smart Cities Work for the Next 2.5 billion

With two out of every three people (or 2.5 billion more people) likely to be living in cities or other urban centres by 2050, innovation can help make these settings enjoyable, productive, and…  

UNDP Hydrogen conference spotlights efforts to reduce global reliance on fossil fuels in transport and energy

The Conference provided a platform for the hydrogen economy and showcased its potential to reduce global reliance on fossil fuels for energy and transport.  

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