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Level-up development? Game on.

From behaviour science to preventing violent extremism, UNDP explores the possibilities and limitations of digital development's newest trend.  


Part 2 - Recovery through Resilient Livelihoods: The Fisherfolks of Isla Manaet

In January 2021, two months after Rolly and Ulysses, UNDP was tapped by the Provincial Government to assist in rehabilitating livelihoods in severely affected areas in Albay.  


Recovery through Resilient Livelihoods: The Fisherfolks of Isla Manaet

When 64-year old fisher Julian Bata and his wife woke up in the wee hours of the morning on November 1, 2020, they were drawn into sharp consciousness by the violent howling of the wind against their…  


“Not cool, bro!” Meet the youth activists tackling digital misogyny

Catcalling. Revenge porn. Toxic masculinity. These influencers from Sri Lanka and the Maldives decided to do something about it.  


Fighting COVID-19 surges in South Asia

As wealthy countries expand their vaccination programmes and begin to emerge from lockdown, a second deadly wave of the virus has hit South Asia.  


Digital technology can be a gamechanger in emergency health response

At the end of every day, health worker Amrit Kaur uses her smartphone to log in details of vaccines utilized and those in stock for immunization. Her smartphone app helps her manage the vaccine stocks…  


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.  


The push and pull

For the Development Dialogues, read our case for the adoption of development approaches to tackle tough social challenges such as violent extremism.  

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