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A Review of Multidimensional Poverty Index and Uses in Asia-Pacific

This report shares country experiences with multidimensional poverty measurement and the MPI in UNDP programme countries in Asia and the Pacific.  


Guidance Note: Leaving Poverty Behind

This guidance note introduces Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), and how MPI can serve as a policy tool to address these. It also offers guidelines to foster the uses of multidimensional poverty…  


Investment Case for Tobacco Control in El Salvador

Through the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 2030 project, UNDP partners with the Convention Secretariat and WHO to support fifteen low- and middle-income countries to…  


The promises and perils of digital health

The potential for technology to transform health care is tremendous but advances can threaten human rights.  


UNDP at the 10th World Urban Forum

The 10th World Urban Forum (WUF), the largest global urban conference happening in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 8-13 February 2020 takes into account some key actions towards addressing the challenges for…  


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.  

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