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Mounting a digital defence in the fight against coronavirus

A look at the way technology can meet the many challenges thrown up by a global pandemic.  


Conflicting Identities: The Nexus between Masculinities, Femininities and Violent Extremism in Asia

This research is the result of a joint effort between UNDP and UN Women to better understand the relationship between violent extremism and gender power relations in South and South-East Asia,…  


Sustainable Investment – Impact in Asia

The book examines the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a driver of significant transformation in the arena of sustainable investment and also how private capital can complement…  


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.  


First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

I welcome you to this first regular session of the UNDP Executive Board in 2020  


What are NDCs and why are they important?

Helping countries reach their Paris Agreement commitments.  


Dengue fever ravages Asia Pacific

In the last 50 years there's been a 30-fold increase in cases.  


Climate change in Asia and the Pacific. What's at stake?

Many Asia-Pacific nations are coping with climate change while at the same time trying to raise living standards.  


Fiscal Transfers in Asia: Challenges and opportunities for financing sustainable development at the local level

This report summarizes experiences in fiscal transfers in Asia and makes key recommendations to help improve resourcing, design and administration of various fiscal transfer instruments for making…  

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