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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…  


Knowing What You Spend: A guidance note for governments to track climate change finance in their budgets

This guidance note is intended for government agencies responsible for climate finance within Ministries of Finance, Ministries of Planning, or climate change policy making bodies (e.g. Climate Change…  


Addressing the root causes of inequality

The global response has not been ambitious enough to achieve inequality targets.  


Bangladesh climate migrants build new lives

In one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, UNDP is helping families adapt and thrive.  


Lessons for life: preparing students for tsunamis

In the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have killed more than 260,000 people, higher than any other natural hazard.  


Rural revitalization is the answer to a global rural crisis

Rural areas are in crisis. Rural residents make up 45 percent of the world’s population but bear a disproportionate burden of poverty, malnutrition, and poor quality of life.  

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