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Today's development challenges are complex and each context is different. At UNDP, we tailor our work to fit the needs of the countries and communities we serve.  


Tapping into UNDP’s 'distributed capacity' for innovation:

“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…  


UNDP Funding Windows

This report covers results achieved in 2017, with support of funding from the Funding Windows, in the areas of preventing conflict and violence, landing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at…  


UNDP and Partners Commit to Advancing Knowledge for Sustainable Development

Delegates to a major UNDP event in New York committed to advancing knowledge worldwide as a pivotal means for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda.  


From West Africa to the Caribbean: Building back better after Hurricane Irma

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.  


Dominica: Striving Towards Climate Resilience

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…  


Building back better in Lao PDR

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…  


Celebrating Knowledge for Sustainable Development

Opening Remarks at "Celebrating Knowledge for Sustainable Development"  


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern & Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee join 2018 Social Good Summit lineup

It’s not every day that you get the chance to hear from international heads of government alongside comedians, Nobel laureates and Bollywood stars alike. But then, the Social Good Summit isn’t your…  


UNDP mobilized US$25 million, restored buildings and boosted preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

(UNDP helped mobilize US$25 million, supported the revision and use of improved building codes and restored over 800 buildings for the most at-need people in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, some of…  

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