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.

Our Stories

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Support to the further implementation of local administration reform in Turkey

Local administration reform initiatives of Turkey stands in the midst of the robust reform agenda of the Government of Turkey, with an aim of strengthening the basis for citizen-centered service delivery with an increased responsiveness to the expectations and needs of the disadvantaged groups, imprmore

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The taboo has been broken: Fighting Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt

"When I first went into the villages in 2005 to talk to people about abandoning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), one grandmother screamed at me: 'if this girl doesn't have her thing [clitoris] cut off, I will cut off her head,'" recounts Himat, a coordinator working in the Upper Egyptian gmore

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Turkmenistan: Helping people with disabilities move forward

Yuriy Kulik might have remained unemployed, relegated to the fringes of society in Turkmenistan. After losing his sight as a teenager, he could not find a job that would accommodate his disability. But in 2005, Kulik took part in an intensive course that taught him how to adapt without his sight. Itmore