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How blockchain has transformed the lives of Ecuadorean cocoa farmers

New technology delivers high profits and hope.  


Decade of Action

UNDP is joining the SDG Decade of Action, a worldwide push to ensure all nations meet the 17 goals to end poverty, protect Earth and ensure everybody enjoys peace and prosperity.  


Frugal innovation offers an opportunity to democratize electricity

How a remote Vanuatu island is revolutionizing solar energy.  


"For the first time we are making plans for the future."

How women in Sri Lanka are creating a secure future for themselves and their community.  


Harnessing the power of business to advocate for change

Consumers are now more than ever likely to expect companies to act in socially responsibly ways.  


To answer global protests, tackle new inequalities: 2019 Human Development Report

The 2019 Human Development Report, entitled “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century,” says that just as the gap in basic living standards…  


Hydro power boosts development in the DR Congo

Rural electrification helps tackle instability and provides livelihoods  


100th Meeting of the Development Committee

Statement at the 100th Meeting of the Development Committee  


Investment Case for Tobacco Control in Sri Lanka

This investment case report analyzes current social and economic burdens from tobacco use, costs and benefits of acting to reduce those burdens, and the return-on-investment.  


Investment Case for Tobacco Control in Georgia

This investment case report analyzes current social and economic burdens from tobacco use, costs and benefits of acting to reduce those burdens, and the return-on-investment.  

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