Socio-economic impact of COVID-19

A series of stories...

A pandemic allows for a "what if" moment

How to champion biodiversity as the world stands still.  

Powerful women face the climate crisis in Colombia

Vital wetlands spring back to life.  

Coronavirus vs. inequality

How we’ll pay vastly different costs for the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Expanding wheat farming in Sudan

Bread is an essential commodity in Sudan and a staple for millions. Affordability and limited supply are crucial issues.  

Using behavioural insights to respond to COVID-19

Young Arab leaders brainstorm ways to change behaviour in extreme circumstances.  

Young Libyan entrepreneurs help children learn online

E-learning gets a boost from a UNDP-trained tech startup.  

Seychelles dramatically expands its protected ocean

A major portion of its natural world will be significantly safeguarded to encourage sustainable development and fight climate change.  

Social and Economic Impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Asia-Pacific

COVID-19 = Health Crisis + Economic Crisis Discover here the socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and how we need to respond to it.  

A family's struggle for a safe and dignified life

On the anniversary of the 2015 Nepal earthquake, a family celebrates their new home.  

"Together we will win."

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, a toymaker changes direction.  

When health crises collide

Confronting malaria, Ebola and COVID-19 in Burundi.  

On Earth Day, harnessing the power of nature to heal herself

How nations are protecting people from interconnected global crises.  

The fast and the curious

As a pandemic emerges, UNDP’s Accelerator Labs mark a year of asking the right questions  

Iraq prepares for COVID-19

UNDP is working with its partners as an unparalleled crisis hits a country recovering from years of conflict.  

Mounting a digital defence in the fight against coronavirus

A look at the way technology can meet the many challenges thrown up by a global pandemic.  

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