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UNDP again ranked as one of world’s most transparent development aid organizations

The Aid Transparency Index, produced by the campaign for aid transparency Publish What You Fund, rated UNDP as the second most transparent aid organisation in the world, making it the highest rated UN…  


3 fallacies of embracing complexity

Global development is seeing an exciting paradigm shift. Increasingly, leaders and practitioners recognize that development is not a “complicated” challenge that can be neatly parsed out into separate…  


It takes more than two to tango

Buenos Aires is a charming city – rich with history, magnificent architecture, and a soul and music that can pull you to tango in a heartbeat.  


Who is writing the future? Designing infrastructure for ethical AI

“The future is unwritten,” stated Joe Strummer decades ago. It implied a message of hope for humanity’s future and a call for action. Today, algorithms are written that might pave the way for the end…  


Innovative financing and regional dialogue are central for a thriving ‘blue economy’

The concept of ‘blue economy’ is gaining momentum. It is all about using ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving ocean and coastal ecosystem health.  


Will AI be a bane or boon for global development?

Anyone following tech news these days understands that the coexistence of artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind – and the ethical conflicts that may arise from it – is no longer science fiction.…  


Job creation for and by women

In Egypt, 12 percent of the population is employed, with a disproportionate share of women among their number. Only about two-thirds of women are literate. Women need opportunities to take ownership…  


Harnessing the power of hydrogen

China, the second largest economy in the world, has become the world’s largest producer and consumer of energy. The country depends heavily on fossil fuels, and so is also the largest emitter of…  


New paths for eco-driving

As millennials become more and more ecologically conscious, companies around the world are looking for innovative solutions to make their vehicles more energy-efficient and promote energy efficiency…  


'Connekting' youth to skills and jobs

Though scarred and decimated by the horrific 1994 genocide, Rwanda today is an example of how rapid post-war reconstruction can create new economic opportunities. But Rwanda’s main industry exporting…  

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