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UNDP remains the most transparent UN agency, according to new index

The 2020 Aid Transparency Index rated UNDP with a score of 96.6 out of 100. Increasing its rating by 1.2 points since the index was last published in…

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In Turkey, COVID-19 hits Syrian-owned businesses harder, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic and government efforts to contain it have sorely strained businesses across Turkey, with Syrian entrepreneurs reporting the worst impact, according to a new assessment by…  


Virtual Equator Prize Ceremony announced

This year’s Equator Prize Award Ceremony – themed “Nature for Life” – will honour ten outstanding Indigenous and local groups from across the world. Each winner showcases innovative, nature-based…  


COVID-19: ‘Detect and Protect Challenge’ grand prize winners announced

The COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge, a joint innovation challenge launched in mid-April by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hackster.io, announced 10 grand prize winners…  


COVID-19: Cities in the frontline of response and recovery: calls for adequate investments at local level

COVID-19 shutdown measures have had economic impacts far beyond city boundaries as urban economies account for 80 per cent of global GDP. The response should tackle the inequalities and long-term…  


Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

The report, Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries estimates that it would cost from $199 billion per month to provide a time-bound, guaranteed basic…  


COVID-19: New Law Lab to provide vital legal information and support for global response

Launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong legal frameworks to manage…  


UNDP and European Investment Bank identify effective digital response to COVID-19 in Africa

EIB, UNDP and BearingPoint have analysed the impact of COVID-19 with policy makers and business leaders across Africa and identified digital solutions that can be shared to strengthen resilience and…  


Nigerian Afropop star Yemi Alade joins UNDP’s call for urgent action to protect those hit hardest by COVID-19 surge

UNDP joined by key voices in international development, reiterates the importance of protecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people hit hardest by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19.  


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…  


In Latin America, COVID-19 infections surge as virtually every country faces recession

Latin America is scrambling to contain surging COVID-19 infections while confronting near-certain recession and related impacts, but polices that prioritize poor and vulnerable people can help…  

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