Risk is part and parcel of development, entwined with development and inseparable from that development. Increasingly it is recognized that an understanding and management of risk is what makes… Read more
If you take all of the world’s stock markets together, they have a market capitalization of more than US$76 trillion. On an average day, investors trade about $170 billion in shares through the NYSE… Read more
Throughout history, times of crisis have yielded extraordinary innovation and social cooperation. Not only has this been essential for conquering many seemingly insurmountable challenges, but it has… Read more
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
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
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
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
As is usually the case with disruptive new technology, blockchain comes with a lot of hype. While its best-known application, bitcoin, divides opinion and makes banks and governments nervous, the… Read more
UN Member States are gathering this week in New York to discuss progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the 2018 High-Level Political Forum. One element will connect all HLPF… Read more