As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
This document presents the importance of gender in the private sector and disaster management, and the connections between them. Developed as a starting point to a new thematic area for the Connecting Business initiative (CBi), this document maps and analyses the existing resources and previous interventions available on the theme and presents a number of case studies. It also includes a special chapter discussing the consequences of COVID-19.
Data is driving or shaping many aspects of our economies and societies. However, in a global world, the structures, principles, policies, and technologies to let data flow across borders are still very much emerging. Similarly, geopolitics and other challenges highlight the fragility of the international system. Protectionism, nationalism, and other aspects have had real and negative impacts around the world. We need data to flow across borders to drive industries, opportunities, and sectors. This report explores the key foundations, norms, and principles needed to catalyse cross-border data flows.
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face severe structural challenges due to their remoteness, economic concentration, and dependence on external flows such as remittances, foreign direct investment and tourism revenues. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated these vulnerabilities by restricting travel, collapsing investment and tourism, and weakening the economies from which remittances are sent. However, most SIDS are still not eligible for concessional financing due to their classification as middle or high-income countries.