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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  



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…  


UN calls for greater regional cooperation to ensure sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP, UNDP and the Asian Development Bank, jointly launch the latest edition of the Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report – Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind.  


From Disaster to Opportunity: How Japan is leading tsunami preparedness in Asia and the Pacific

Experience is inevitable to make us better. 10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, we look back on what we learned from the disaster.  


Barriers and challenges can be your best friends – the story of Tawhida Shiropa

When Tawhida Shiropa came to Dhaka from a small town in Northern Bangladesh, she had nothing with her but her ambition to do something big, something great. It was not an easy journey. But with the…  


RBAP Digest February 2021

In this issue: RBAP 2021 priorities revealed; how we're supporting local action on climate change; a rare Sumatran Tiger is released into the wild in Indonesia; a peoples' climate survey reveals 64%…  


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  

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