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Gender Equality as an Accelerator for Achieving the SDGs

This paper shows that gender equality is critical to achieving sustainable development objectives and argues that accelerating gender equality leads to a more rapid increase in progress towards…  


Disability Inclusive Development in UNDP

This Guidance Note elaborates on the institutional and instrumental value of disability inclusive development and reflects on UNDP’s comparative advantage and the diversity and depth of interventions…  


Forest guardians

In Mexico, a country of megabiodiversity, communities and nature work to preserve each other  


From 'the merchant of Venice' to our time - Climate insurance tales

Testing accessible and affordable crop insurance for poor farmers, who are vulnerable to climate change effects in the Philippines  


From holidays to homecoming

Moldova emigration in search of work is ranked 11th highest globally. Eco-tourism helps create jobs and reunite families  


Violence against women, a cause and consequence of inequality

It is a global phenomenon, yet, not much is known about its extent. Data is key for a greater effort that tackles the patterns of violence  


Is inclusive smarter than smart?

Concepts of Open Data/Gov and Smart Cities have gained traction in past years, but now raise the question 'smart for who?'  


Show me the money

In part 2 we look into innovative financing mechanisms that can be used to direct investment towards sustainable Blue Economy  


Finance, partnerships and innovation: Large ocean states pave the way to the 2030 Agenda

The recent review of the Samoa Pathway unraveled exciting partnerships, innovative finance mechanism and stronger collaboration  


The battle for sustainable development will be won in cities

Cities increasingly centre socio-economic activity against a rising vulnerability to climate risks. What sustainable and resilient cities can look like?  

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