UNDP-EU partnership in the field

Here you will find some stories from the field to illustrate the partnership of UNDP and EU in the area of Poverty Reduction.

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When Tradition meets Innovation - Project born to empower women in Cyprus

Imagine having the opportunity to learn anything from basket and chair weaving to wood and ceramic painting, from traditional handicrafts to jewelry design. And then acquiring the necessary skills about their marketing and sales. Wouldn’t that be a great way to develop yourself and to contribute to more


Bringing financial services to the Pacific's poorest

Seventy-year-old Raj Dulari no longer has to travel long distances each month to collect her social welfare payment from the Nausori Post Office in Fiji. Nor does she have to wait in line, or worry that she might lose her allowance of US$32 if she does not collect it on time. Dulari, a widow who livmore


Textile workers in Cambodia empowered with UNDP-EU support

Kampong Cham Province – Kong Theara beamed broadly when she was handed a seaming machine as a special prize for graduating at the top of her sewing class. Giggling intermittently, she spoke of her plans to set up a tailor shop and about a new, better life that she hopes the business will bring. “I dmore


Community dialogue in Timor Leste moves people to tears and action

Belita dos Santos's soft brown eyes swelled with tears as she watched a man shove and scream at his wife and beat his daughter in Pairara suco, Lautem District. Having drunk away the family’s money, he had been unable to pay for the young girl’s schooling, which was an ongoing source of comore


Haiti: Four years later, quake-affected communities at the centre of development efforts

Four years after the 2010 earthquake, enormous efforts have been made to help the country recover and improve the lives of Haitians in the affected neighbourhoods. More than 80 percent of the 10 million cubic meters of debris generated by the earthquake have been cleared from the streets of Portmore


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


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


Moldova: A hospital where patients get well faster

There’s no reason for joy when one ends up in a hospital, much less if that hospital is delapidated. Unfortunately, this is how most hospitals in Moldova look: the buildings are old and in dire need of repair, the bathrooms are miserable and the wards have walls with the paint coming off. The Rybnitmore


Multi-lingual schools get attendance up in Bangladesh

Going to school was never a real possibility for the children in the village of Alutila, a remote hamlet that houses a smattering of villages in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Torn by decades of conflict and lacking basic infrastructure, the region had few schools to begin with, and those that did eximore