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Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human made “megatrends” will continue to dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous path, unless urgent policy interventions to influence them…  


UNDP Photoville exhibit shines a light on the far-reaching consequences of COVID-19

This year’s UNDP exhibit shines a spotlight on the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects as it sweeps over the rich and the poor—from the deserted streets of the mighty economic engine of New York City to the…  


Responding to non-communicable diseases during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

This brief provides guidance for governments, policymakers, UN agencies and development partners to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as an integral part of the COVID-19 response and in broader…  


Integrating Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption in Socio-Economic Impact Analyses

This guidance note provides a practical methodology, including checklist questions, on how to integrate transparency, accountability and anti-corruption in social and economic needs assessment and…  


Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption Service Offer for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

UNDP is supporting countries to integrate transparency, accountability and anti-corruption in both response and recovery priorities, including health systems support; crisis management and response;…  


COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men, new UN Women and UNDP data shows

The pandemic will push 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty  


South Africa’s GDP could plunge 8 percent this year because of pandemic

South Africa, with one of the world’s highest COVID-19 infection rates despite some of the toughest measures to contain the pandemic, could see overall GDP plunge nearly 8 percent this year, a new…  


Digital finance, a lifeline during COVID-19 crisis, can deliver long-term financing of the Sustainable Development Goals

Unleashing potential of digital finance could have transformational impact on sustainable development says group of financial, business, government and development leaders convened by the UN…  


Continuing vital health services in Guinea-Bissau during COVID-19

As lockdowns, curfews and transport disruptions prevent many from getting healthcare, communities are stepping into the breach.  


COVID-19 ravages an already desperate Yemen

Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. COVID-19 is ready to deliver a knock-out punch.  

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