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For LGBTI in Eastern Europe, a struggle to exist

This week, UNDP and USAID are releasing evidence on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons across the Western…


Virtual reality brought me into the world of a strong Roma woman

What did I know about Roma? When we started to think about making a virtual reality film about Roma, it was with the idea to transcend the clichés. Could we make people feel a connection to Roma, to…  


Can we hack bureaucracy?

Worldwide, about one billion people work for public administrations at various levels. In the face of ever evolving technology, they are facing challenges in delivering services to citizens in a…  


Can Central Asia protect itself from disasters?

Most people who live in Central Asia are too young to remember the devastating earthquakes from the past. Although all Central Asian countries are characterized by high seismic risk, the region has…  


Here comes the sun… to relieve you from the burden of electricity bills

In Moldova, where around 74 percent of the energy is imported and in the last five years the energy prices increased by more than 50 percent, solar energy has high potential.  


Sustaining progress in transition countries

Many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have made remarkable progress in recent years. But, despite clear gains, the region's middle-income countries continue to face structural bottlenecks…  


Why are young people in Moldova struggling with unemployment

In Moldova, about 30 percent of young people are either unemployed or not enrolled in any formal training. This is an alarmingly high figure, indicating that so much of our country’s potential is…  


A coalition for recovery

UN agencies, government, business and civil society join forces to support economic recovery in eastern Ukraine.  


Let's talk about artificial intelligence and development

After decades of hype, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has arrived. So what do we talk about when we talk about AI? What applications of it have inspired us? And what do we mean by ‘responsible’ AI?  


Let’s reset the internet and make sure it works for democracy

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…  


Can blockchain help us better assist refugees and migrants in transit?

Technology can both empower and disempower. At a recent workshop on blockchain, we landed a challenge: how can we use it to facilitate refugee integration? I am an immediate misfit in the dynamic…  

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