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Hitting home runs for the SDGs

The game of baseball, known as ‘pelota’ in the Dominican Republic, has many similarities to policy making. They both require strategy, vision, teamwork, coordination and, of course, home runs.  


The hanging gardens of Colombia

To insulate vulnerable communities from floods and restore wetlands, Colombia promotes the use of recycled materials, suspended gardens and climate-smart agriculture.  


Development in Eastern Europe

Opening remarks on the Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia  


‘Speak your mind’ to prevent conflict

Seven years into the Syrian crisis and with almost a million Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon, a country of 6 million inhabitants, surveys show that fatigue is rising in host communities.  


UNDP as ‘knowledge frontier’

At UNDP, we produce an enormous amount of data, insight and analysis, but does it have real impact? A recent survey of policymakers suggests the answer is emphatically yes!  


Transformative technology to leave no one behind

Among the most important changes facing large organizations like UNDP is the need to manage ever-increasing amounts of data to run operations, improve efficiency and decision-making.  


Let’s talk about artificial intelligence

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are bound to have heard either how AI will be the end of all humanity or the solution to its biggest challenges. After decades of hype, artificial…  


UNDP Transformation Series

The UNDP Transformation Series gathers progressive ideas and voices on achieving the 2030 Agenda through UNDP's Strategic Plan.  


The-Future-is-Decentralised

This white paper explains how block chain technology works and how it is already being used for development ends. It illustrates how block chains have brought new levels of efficiency and…  


Nine keys to creating an SDG Country Platform in Indonesia

Did you know Indonesia is the second most generous country in the world, with a whopping 79 percent of people having donated funds in the last month? Together with domestic private investment, which…  

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