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Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

UNDP announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first "climate-smart zone" to support the parts of the region…  


Safe drinking water again for newly liberated Ninewa Plains, Iraq

A major water treatment plant damaged in the fight against ISIL in Iraq has been repaired and is once again providing safe drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in the Ninewa Plains, near…  


A new OECD-UNDP report examines progress: Is development co-operation becoming more effective?

This report outlines positive results in improving the effectiveness of development co-operation, even in the face of volatility and tightening budgets resulting from global financial and economic…  


The open way

Transparency sets the foundation for responsive, engaged organizations.  


The International Aid Transparency Initiative welcomes its new Secretariat

The new Secretariat is led by UNDP, and is joined by the United Nations Office for Project Services, the Governments of Ghana and Sweden, and the UK-based non-governmental organization 'Development…  


Making airports fit for emergencies

In March 2015, two major earthquakes hit Nepal, requiring a fast and vast humanitarian response. But authorities were forced to close the only international airport that could accommodate large…  




Helen Clark: Statement to the 90th Meeting of the Development Committee

The World Bank, Washington D.C.  


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