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UNDP and European Investment Bank identify effective digital response to COVID-19 in Africa

EIB, UNDP and BearingPoint have analysed the impact of COVID-19 with policy makers and business leaders across Africa and identified digital solutions that can be shared to strengthen resilience and…  


In Côte d’Ivoire, pandemic prompts surge in extreme poverty

COVID-19 has struck informal workers especially hard in Cote d’Ivoire, causing the number of households considered “extremely poor” to spike nearly four-fold, according to a new assessment by UNDP and…  


COVID-19 could prove “disastrous” for impoverished Zimbabwe, UNDP study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic and global knock-on effects could sink or stall Zimbabwe’s ambitious reform agenda as well as efforts to revive its flagging economy, with “disastrous” consequences for the…  


COVID-19 sparks urgency around justice for women, new report calls for action

A new report documents major challenges to women’s access to justice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and puts forth recommendations to accelerate action and push back against threats to progress.  


Mexico’s central bank, UNEP and UNDP call on financial sector to plan for environmental risks

A new report highlights that climate change and environmental degradation are critical challenges of our time, as they lead to loss of natural capital, ecosystem degradation, lower productivity, and a…  


Providing hope and support for Yemeni women as conflict drags on

Women become equal partners in addressing urgent needs in their communities.  


EIB, UNDP to increase their collaboration with 2020 Action Plan

The European Investment Bank and UNDP continue strengthening their cooperation, by signing a new action plan for 2020.  


100th Meeting of the Development Committee

Statement at the 100th Meeting of the Development Committee  


40th Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Statement at the 40th Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee  


Overcoming roadblocks to insurance, risk finance, and development

Recognizing the role of the insurance industry to protect and invest in development.  

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