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The arts enrich lives, but are also beset with gross inequality

Exploring the idea that human development is not just economic, but can also be about expanding the richness of human lives.  


COVID-19 as a governance challenge

As cases rise in Latin America and the Caribbean, countries must prepare to adapt.  


"We are planting the oxygen you will breathe in the future."

Following decades of brutal conflict, projects have begun generating economic and social opportunities that help consolidate peace.  


In the path of the monarch butterfly

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in the Mexican state of Michoacán is known around the world for an extraordinary migratory phenomenon.  


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.  


Bias and backlash

The invisible forces holding women back.  


The struggle for women in politics continues

From suffragettes to modern day feminists, women and men have fought long and hard for women’s right to vote and hold office.  


Strategies for Supporting Inclusive Innovation

This report draws on the insights from case studies across ASEAN countries to present concrete recommendations for policymakers in Asia-Pacific who are interested in developing a more coherent…  


Policy Brief: Benefits of Tobacco Control for the Poor in Myanmar

This case examines the burden of tobacco use in Myanmar and presents key findings; linkage between tobacco use and poverty; and how the poor benefit the most from tobacco control.  


Recycling waste and creating opportunities for women

For a community in Jordan a new recycling centre represents more than just work.  

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