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A new approach to build forward, from the village level in Indonesia

Millions of Indonesians in small and remote villages across the vast archipelago have borne the brunt of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, dubbed as the defining global health crisis of the modern…  


The 5th ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium: Enhancing the Roles of Youth in Achieving SDGs

This Symposium serves as knowledge-sharing platform for policy makers from ASEAN Member States and relevant stakeholders on the potential strategies to strengthen the role of youth in achieving the…  


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Rethinking government in a post-pandemic world

Covid-19 has been an important and timely test for governance systems around the world, emphasizing need for acceleration of new governance models. In just the past year, governments have had to adapt…  


At a Pivot Point: From System Thinking to System Doing

The Regional Innovation Centre Asia-Pacific is engaging in an ambitious undertaking by applying a systemic design approach for seeding new ways of thinking and acting in response to the plastic waste…  


Thailand’s social entrepreneurs reinvent business-models, learn from mentors, to cope with COVID-19 slowdown

UNDP is leveraging its unique global network to support Thai social entrepreneurs by connecting them with more established counterparts abroad.  


Thinking fast and slow in times of crisis

The call came through the cold of winter, sudden and unexpected. Schools are closed, said my son on the phone, and asked me to pick him up immediately.  


The Pintig Lab (Part 2): Data Innovation for Socioeconomic Recovery

How might we use data more effectively and meaningfully for social good, such as for confronting the pandemic and building resilience for future crisis? We delve into the socio-economic impacts of…  


COVID-19: ‘Detect and Protect Challenge’ grand prize winners announced

The COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge, a joint innovation challenge launched in mid-April by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hackster.io, announced 10 grand prize winners…  


NextGenGov: key insights as we re-imagine governance in the post-COVID era

COVID-19 has ushered in an era of large-scale government experiments. Through the NextGenGov Asia Summit and our ongoing engagements with governments, we’re learning about the new investment…  

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