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Mapping the Waypoints in Asia’s Digital Future

We need comprehensive, high-quality, affordable, and accessible digital connectivity in order to reduce poverty, improve equality, deliver quality education, and to build sustainable cities and…  


Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia

Nine out of ten micro, small and medium enterprises in Indonesia experience falling demand for their products during the COVID-19 pandemic while more than 80 percent have recorded lower profits  


Reforming harmful laws and policies is essential to end AIDS by 2030 in Asia and the Pacific

Reforming laws and policies to ensure they are grounded in evidence and human rights is essential for an effective HIV response in Asia and the Pacific, says a new joint report by UNAIDS and UNDP.  


Digital Transformation, Youth and Parliaments: A New Journey in Asia

Among the lessons that this pandemic taught us about governance, besides magnifying the importance of empathy and trust, is that accountability, agility and digital technologies are truly vital to…  


COVID-19: Nobody is safe until everyone is safe

Almost a year ago, we witnessed the first recorded cases of COVID-19. Since then the virus has devastated communities, systems and economies.  


UNDP and Draper University launch impact venture accelerator to scale solutions for COVID-19 recovery

UNDP has partnered with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Draper University, a pre-acceleration and entrepreneurship training support structure within Draper Venture Network, to accelerate and…  


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…  


All eyes on COVID-19 recovery, but conflict and extremism won't just go away

Dealing with COVID-19 is a priority, but let's not forget the world that will meet us on the other side of this crisis.  


Coinciding crises: how COVID-19 and climate change are putting pressure on health systems worldwide – and how we can prepare for the future

It is hard to believe that in a few short months, it will be a year since we were first introduced to COVID-19.  


How can small islands reimagine tourism for a green recovery

The global travel ban has decimated many countries' economies.  

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