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Not waste management alone: Why a Circular Economy is the only realistic way to tackle Asia’s rising mountains of waste

The landfill in Viet Nam’s Da Nang city represents a larger Asian story. With the city’s waste growing by 16% every year, the landfill capacity is being used up faster than city authorities imagined.  


How Young Entrepreneurs in Asia-Pacific Respond to COVID-19

The report provides evidence of the agility and resilience of youth entrepreneurs in Asia-Pacific in the face of threats from COVID-19 pandemic to their business survival; and the significant…  


UNDP Annual Report 2020

This Report takes a look at the results UNDP achieved with countries and communities through 12 intense months; and features UNDP’s global ideas and research on building forward better.  


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…  


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…  


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…  


Youth:CoLab

Co-created in 2017 by UNDP and Citi Foundation, Youth Co:Lab aims to establish a common agenda for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to empower and invest in youth, so that they can accelerate the…  


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…  

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