Since passing the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in 2003, the world celebrates International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December every year. But do we really have anything to celebrate?… Read more
This week, the UNDP and USAID are releasing evidence on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons across the Western Balkans — the biggest study in this region to… Read more
Political polarization is inherent to democratic elections. In fact, elections wouldn’t be democratic in the absence of different – and even diametrically opposed - political opinions. It’s a… Read more
Tuberculosis (TB) treatment is a very long and complicated process. Often, patients are left to face the condition on their own because people are afraid of contamination. Many lose their jobs and… Read more
Every few months, I go to pay condolences to families who lost their loved ones in traffic accidents or visit an acquaintance in hospital due to an injury they suffered in a car crash.
I am pretty… Read more
If there’s one thing I’ve learned at UNDP, it’s that good development projects don’t just happen.
Here at UNDP in Kosovo*, I have seen well-designed and delivered programmes change the lives of… Read more
Since childhood, my imaginary happy place was always a small house in the mountains besides a river.
But being a consummate worrier, I know that rivers aren’t safe places. Flash floods wipe away… Read more
I have seen many heathy people become a candle in the wind at the blink of an eye. Such is the story of many people living with HIV in Moldova – any opportunistic infection can be fatal to them.… Read more
Islands have been emerging recently around Eastern and Central Europe. But they’re not common islands at all - they are actually cities.
We see these cities standing out as “island” enclaves of… Read more