Socio-economic impact of COVID-19

A series of stories...

Global Goals Week and COVID-19; a clarion call

This year’s Global Goals Week takes place in the shadow of a planet-wide pandemic.  

The far-reaching falllout of COVID-19

At this year's Photoville exhibit in New York City, UNDP showcases the work of eight leading photographers as they document the effects of a pandemic.  

Fresh local food in Botswana: "We are ready to meet this demand."

Farmers adopt new techniques to weather climate change.  

"We have to push through this year to survive."

Between January and June 2020, the number of international tourists in Bosnia and Herzegovina dropped by 71 percent.  

A new future for health

Rising to the challenges and opportunities of a once-in-a-century pandemic  

Recovery in Beirut will focus on the most vulnerable

UNDP report assesses needs and charts a way forward.  

Giving vulnerable Bangladeshis the resources to cope with climate change

A densely populated, low-lying country dominated by floodplains, the country is exceptionally vulnerable to extreme weather.  

Mozambique city suffers from coal pollution

An open pit mine near a residential neighbourhood has adverse health consequences.  

Turning up Afghanistan's solar power capacity

Solar mini-grids to provide cheap and reliable electricity.  

COVID-19 in Karbala: The faces of the frontline response

Coupled with already high unemployment the impact of the pandemic on the social and economic stability of Iraq is critical.  

Continuing vital health services in Guinea-Bissau during COVID-19

As lockdowns, curfews and transport disruptions prevent many from getting healthcare, communities are stepping into the breach.  

Sweet dreams are made of bees

In Costa Rica, beekeepers receive vital support to increase honey production.  

Meaningful work for those on the margins of poverty

A programme in Nepal helps struggling informal workers.  

The communities who protect the world's rarest buffalo

Indigenous people in the Philippines fight to save the critically endangered tamaraw.  

Beating COVID-19 with solidarity

“We don’t wear masks not because we don’t want to, but because we cannot afford to buy them.”  

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