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Restrictions on women’s employment can reduce Afghanistan’s GDP by an additional 5 percent, UNDP report finds

Afghanistan’s nominal GDP is likely to contract by 20 percent within a year, from US$20 billion in 2020 to a figure of US$16 billion, according to a new socioeconomic report by UNDP.  


Myanmar urban poverty rates set to triple, new United Nations survey finds

Urban poverty in Myanmar will triple under the combined threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing political crisis, a new survey from UNDP finds.  


Youth face deep challenges but their success is vital

There are few places to travel to without hurdles during the Covid-19 pandemic. At work, you find yourself sitting in front of a screen “Zooming” with colleagues, and sometimes with strangers. It can…  


Asia-Pacific’s YECAP provides young people a set of tools to help tackle the climate crisis

The Youth Empowerment in Climate Actions Platform is working to elevate the voices of youth across the Region  


UK announces £20 million support to UNDP in Asia-Pacific to boost regional climate finance

The United Kingdom announced £274 million for a new Climate Action for a Resilient Asia (CARA) programme. This 7-year programme will work with partners, including UNDP, to deliver projects in areas…  


UNDP's Climate Promise in Action in Asia and the Pacific

Globally, the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading the way on climate ambition.  


Curiosity a secret weapon against climate change - The story of Projek Kita.R

A recycling revolution is underway in Malaysia, starting with a team of young entrepreneurs asking some very simple questions. What happens to the things we throw out? Why are climate catastrophes…  


From a daydream to saving tons of carbon emissions – the story of ENENT

Power outages and energy waste are serious issues in Pakistan. ENENT, a social enterprise founded and run by young Pakistanis, is setting out to address these through Intellica, a device they invented…  


Fruit Warrior on a mission to create a green lifestyle worldwide – the story of FUWA Biotech

Viet Nam is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of agricultural products. But where do the leftovers go? Tons of fruit peels are discarded and decompose in landfills and water sources…  


A journey to a cleaner and greener earth - The story of Garbageman

Fahim Uddin Shuvo, Founder and CEO of Garbageman in Bangladesh, gets asked this question a lot – How did you get started? He can answer it in his sleep now, of how he started as an architect and…  

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