UNDP-EU partnership: stories from the field

Here you will find stories that illustrate the partnership between UNDP and the Europan Union in the field. Given that our partnership covers over 100 countries and spans over a decade, these stories represent just a fraction of what we do together. They are however important as they show what difference our partnership makes in the lives of people. They show how we help empower people and support the building of resilient nations.

Our Stories

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Georgia: Vocational training equips youth for careers

Georgia is strengthening its system of professional education, ensuring that thousands of young people are equipped with the knowledge and experience to compete in the labour market.   Nino Narmania is one of thousands who has reaped the benefits. Last year, this 19-year-old learned she needed more

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In Moldova, big plans for biomass

The kindergarten in the village of Ermoclia has declared its independence. Energy independence, that is. Instead of struggling to keep students warm with expensive imported gas, the kindergarten now heats up with locally produced biomass fuels. It’s good for the children and the environment too. Andmore

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In Pakistan, women work to strengthen democracy

Zameer Akhtar, 28, participated in the electoral process for the very first time. Being a woman and living in a joint family in Pakistan, getting consent from her elders for her decision wasn’t simple at first. But she felt compelled to take part in election training due to lack of public confidencemore

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In Somaliland, local communities benefit from decentralization

For Fosia Ahmed Ismail, a returnee to the Somaliland district of Hargeisa, life was hard. Many basic services were inadequately delivered, and access to authorities was limited and sometimes even unthinkable. “The local government resettled us here,” said Fosia. But infrastructure in local districtmore

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Jordan to become first Arab country free of minefields

Jordan is the first country in the Middle East to meet the deadline set by the Ottawa Mine-Ban Treaty and declare itself free of minefields. The Northern Border Clearance Project succeeded in clearing an estimated 136,000 landmines (anti-personnel and anti-tank) in a mine belt of approximately 10.5more

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Learning to fight early marriages in Kyrgyzstan

The number of early marriages in Kyrgyzstan still remains high. According to recent statistics, roughly 12 percent of brides in the country are under the age of 18. In rural areas, girls are often subjected to arranged marriages upon completion of high school. Early marriage can more