Challenges in Asia Pacific States

The world is changing fast, and social and technological innovations are advancing at breath-taking speed. But while billions have escaped extreme poverty over the last decades, progress has stalled in many countries. Over the last decade, rapid economic growth has created a number of Middle Income Countries in Asia Pacific, but the region is still home to 871 million people living on less than $1.25 a day. At the same time, the region is also meeting new complex and global challenges that have come to the fore, as well as opportunities for creative action to foster sustainable development with green, inclusive and equitable growth.

How we address these challenges

The KIC Group (KICG)

The UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Knowledge Service Team and Capacity Development Group were merged in 2012 into the Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Group (KICG) to better address new complex and global sustainable human development challenges. The fusion was also a response to evolving trends in Knowledge Management (KM) applications, where KM is increasingly leading to organizational and institutional learning and knowledge development through multi-actor engagement. Innovation through KM is also instrumental in improving organizational effectiveness and is therefore closely linked to other approaches towards increased capacity.

The KICG provides Knowledge services, Innovation support and Capacity Development, all essential components towards organizational effectiveness, sustainable development and ultimately improving lives and livelihoods.

The KICG can help you connect, share knowledge, learn, collaborate, innovate and build your capacity with that ultimate goal in mind.

The UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Knowledge Service Team and Capacity Development Group were merged in 2012 into the Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Group (KICG) to better address new complex and global sustainable human development challenges. The fusion was also a response to evolving trends in Knowledge Management (KM) applications, where KM is increasingly leading to organizational and institutional learning and knowledge development through multi-actor engagement. Innovation through KM is also instrumental in improving organizational effectiveness and is therefore closely linked to other approaches towards increased capacity.

The KICG provides Knowledge services, Innovation support and Capacity Development, all essential components towards organizational effectiveness, sustainable development and ultimately improving lives and livelihoods.

The KICG can help you connect, share knowledge, learn, collaborate, innovate and build your capacity with that ultimate goal in mind.