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A Temporary Basic Income (TBI) for Developing Countries

COVID-19 and the response to the pandemic is driving millions of informal sector and self-employed workers into poverty. This brief provides estimates of a temporary basic income for all poor and…  


Temporary Basic Income (TBI)

Unconditional emergency cash transfers can mitigate the worst immediate effects of the COVID-19 crisis on poor and near-poor households that do not currently have access to social assistance or…  


Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk

New figures released today show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a…  


COVID 19 and health system vulnerabilities in the poorest developing countries

Low health system capacity makes developing countries highly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus. This brief sketches the possible dimensions of that crisis and the challenges it represents to the…  


Half the World: The Many Faces of Social Protection

This event will highlight efforts to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, with a focus on protecting people, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable, and the SDGs as our compass.  


Transforming food and agriculture

Creating food security while fighting climate change.  


Addressing the COVID-19 economic crisis in Asia through social protection

The COVID-19 crisis and its widespread impacts demonstrate the need to reform current social security systems in Asia. It is essential that countries build modern, comprehensive and universal systems…  


The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and Gender Equality

This briefing note seeks to guarantee the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the three inter-linked support areas and provide recommendations to Country Offices and governments…  


Fast-Tracking the SDGs: Driving Asia-Pacific Transformations

This report explores six transformative entry points that can help the region achieve the SDGs, including in the context of efforts to respond to the pandemic. It highlights strategies deployed in…  


COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

Indicators such as the level of poverty, healthcare capacity, access to internet and social protection can portray how severe the effects of the COVID-19 crisis might be in each of 189 countries.  

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