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Adopting a cedar tree brings diaspora money home

In 2018 the UNDP Innovation Facility issued a Call for Proposals to promote development through the innovative use of Artificial Intelligence, big data, behavioural insights and impact financing. A…  


Peace of mind in the path of storms

Viet Nam is one of the top ten countries most affected by climate change. It has had more frequent and unpredictable extreme weather in recent years, with disastrous and often deadly consequences.  


How the digital finance revolution can drive sustainable development

What do the SDGs and the digitalization of the world's financial systems have in common? More than you might think.  


Using AI to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Artificial intelligence is sometimes portrayed in apocalyptic terms as robots stealing our jobs or even our lives. But what about its uses for good?  


Providing work and saving money

A UNDP programme ensures no wastage as Indonesian families rebuild after a severe earthquake.  


"We are now part of the global village."

Cutting edge technology enables a solar-powered police training facility to serve the community.  


Our top stories from 2018

From innovation, to AI, to plain old repurposing, UNDP in 2018 showcased the many ways in which we're leading the charge towards a sustainable future.  


A summer of saving lives - lifeguarding in Gaza

For Gaza’s lifeguards, work is more than a livelihood; it is about providing a safe space for relief – a summer snapshot.  


Innovative finance for the Maldives’ sustainable development

Graduating to middle-income status in 2011, how can the Maldives source its SDG finance? Islamic finance, blended finance and blue economy provide an opportunity  


Investing in youth in Sierra Leone

The annual Social Good Summit inspires young entrepreneurs to solve local development challenges  

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