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Turning up Afghanistan's solar power capacity

Solar mini-grids to provide cheap and reliable electricity.  


In Afghanistan, COVID-19 demands warring sides unite against a common enemy, UNDP report says

The COVID-19 pandemic so gravely threatens already impoverished Afghanistan that warring factions should do “whatever it takes” to defuse conflict and transparently redirect resources to invest in…  


Pandemic threatens Afghanistan’s health system, economy, and peace process, UNDP study finds

Afghanistan faces grave challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens to undermine the country’s peace process, overwhelm its health care system, and slash economic output 17…  


Fast-Tracking the SDGs: Driving Asia-Pacific Transformations

This report explores six transformative entry points that can help the region achieve the SDGs, including in the context of efforts to respond to the pandemic. It highlights strategies deployed in…  


Guidance Note: Leaving Poverty Behind

This guidance note introduces Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), and how MPI can serve as a policy tool to address these. It also offers guidelines to foster the uses of multidimensional poverty…  


A Review of Multidimensional Poverty Index and Uses in Asia-Pacific

This report shares country experiences with multidimensional poverty measurement and the MPI in UNDP programme countries in Asia and the Pacific.  


The women who want to be free

Widening educational and employment opportunities for Afghan women.  


Next Generation Women, Peace and Security

These case studies chronicle how women and gender activists from N-Peace are using social innovation to respond to ongoing conflict and peacebuilding contexts, whilst rising to address emerging…  


Nazia learns to dream again

How a young woman has discovered hope through employment.  


Plastics and the Circular Economy: Community Solutions

This publication captures the experiences and lessons learned of the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, on plastics management.  

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