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UNDP-ADB partnership to strengthen Bhutan’s macroeconomic forecasting and modelling

UNDP and ADB will collaborate with UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in providing technical and financial support to a joint initiative led by the Department of Macroeconomic Affairs  


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.  


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.  


Digital finance, a lifeline during COVID-19 crisis, can deliver long-term financing of the Sustainable Development Goals

Unleashing potential of digital finance could have transformational impact on sustainable development says group of financial, business, government and development leaders convened by the UN…  


In Fiji, a psychosocial helpline during COVID-19 brings relief to the vulnerable

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is far more than just a health crisis: it has shaken societies and economies to their core. Each individual is dealing with their own crises.  


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…  


Ensuring uninterrupted HIV, TB and malaria services in the time of COVID-19

The health community in the Western Pacific is adapting to make sure vulnerable populations are not left behind  


The case for a universal basic income

It's time to add a new element to the policy packages that governments are introducing.  


A solution for COVID-19 and the climate crisis: more transparency

Transparency, and active participation in the decision-making process can ensure that resources are efficiently utilized, and lead to a green and inclusive recovery.  


The post-COVID-19 normal in the Pacific must be digital

Q&A with Jorn Sorensen, UNDP Resident Representative in Samoa (Multi Country Office for Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa & Tokelau)  

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