UNDP Annual Report 2019
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.
Sep 28, 2020
The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It includes national measures that are directly addressing women’s economic and social security, including unpaid care work, the labour market and violence against women. The tracker is coordinated by UNDP with substantive leadership and technical contributions from UN Women. Co-created by both entities, it includes over 2,500 measures across 206 countries and territories. These factsheets, including a global and regionals ones, examine trends and provide analysis from the tracker, highlighting what governments are doing to respond to and prevent violence against women, support unpaid care work, and protect women’s economic security. They feature country examples, best practices and gaps in the global COVID-19 policy response.
Sep 23, 2020
Designing, implementing and monitoring policies and programmes for sustainable development is particularly challenging in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. Against this underlying fragility, regional to global threats including climate change, geopolitical instability, pandemics and financial volatility interact to generate complex and dynamic risks and trade-offs. International or national policies or programmes are often response-driven and frequently focus on one set of threats and risks to the exclusion of the broader context. Such risk perceptions, and priorities for managing risks, might not be effective in building lasting peace or promoting sustainable, equitable and resilient livelihoods and development: instead, a risk-informed approach is required. This report builds on its predecessor – Risk-informed development: from crisis to resilience – to inform the potential evolution of proposed or existing policies through case study applications of a risk-informed development (RID) approach. The approach was used for systematically assessing multiple, simultaneous threats and their interactions with policies, as well as potential trade-offs from policies, in two contexts: Myanmar and Niger.
Sep 21, 2020
The Good Growth Partnership convenes a wide range of stakeholders and initiatives throughout soy, beef and palm oil supply chains to reduce deforestation and enable sustainable development. Launched in 2017 by several founding partners and led by the United Nations Development Programme, the partnership has completed its third year of progress.