Before joining UNDP last month, I had collaborated with UNDP throughout my career – as a civil society partner, working in countries like Guatemala and Mozambique, as an OSCE elections monitor in… Read more
“I went there to inspire, but instead they inspired me”
“It was a revelation for me,” reflected Anisha Thapa as she returned to Sudan from a mission to Gaza and the West Bank.
Anisha, Head of the… Read more
It was November 2017 and I had spent another hectic and eventful day working on the world’s most severe humanitarian crises as UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme Coordinator in north-east Nigeria. Read more
The Prime Minister of Dominica described living through the 2017 hurricane season as being on the frontline in war against climate change and has committed to making Dominica a climate resilient… Read more
The aim of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals is to advance development as well as protect previous gains. Recently Lao PDR has been at the forefront of the battle against the… Read more
Zakat is one of the largest forms of wealth transfer to the poor and needy in existence. Inspired by the Muslim faith, Zakat is now a global phenomenon of relevance and not only in Muslim majority… Read more
To protect this planet and create prosperity for all, we need moon shots and puddle jumps. The newly-released 2017–2018 Annual Review of the UNDP Innovation Facility under the same title calls for… Read more
As a user of digital platforms and a professional in the communications field, I see how quickly and effectively technology has opened doors, connected people from remote communities with the same… Read more
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples this year has a focus on migration and displacement. Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than 5 percent of the world’s population, have the… Read more
5 things we’ve learned about making progress on environmental objectives while addressing gender equality...
We know that advancing gender equality is one of the systems changes needed to achieve… Read more
The Arab region is full of potential. Over the past decades, the region has increased electricity production from renewable resources seven-fold, decreased infant mortality significantly, achieved… Read more
Domestic resources are the largest and most important source of finance for sustainable development. In the developing world as a whole, domestic revenues exceeded US$7 trillion in 2014, compared to… Read more
We need to bring in new voices, perspectives and approaches to development. We need to mobilize global and national commitments on disabilities. These are two main messages of this week’s Global… Read more