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COVID-19, Coup d'Etat and Poverty: Compounding Negative Shocks and Their Impact on Human Development in Myanmar

This report presents UNDP research findings and analysis of data collected prior and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar on the socio-economic impacts of the compounded negative shocks of COVID-19…  


Fighting one of the world's biggest killers during a pandemic

World Malaria Day is an occasion to take stock of our progress and the remaining challenges in the fight against one of the world’s biggest killers.  


Youth’s vital role for COVID-19 recovery in the ASEAN region

The symposium seeks to promote the implementation of the SDGs in ASEAN in a way that complements ASEAN’s Vision 2025 and elaborates on ways forward to integrate the SDGs at regional, national, and…  


COVID-19: One Year On | RBAP Digest March 2021

The March 2021 Issue of the Monthly Digest from UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific  


What about women?

Women and the fashion industry during COVID-19  


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…  


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  


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.  

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