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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…


How do you inspire entrepreneurship in a conflict-affected region?

The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has not only disrupted everyday life in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, but also led to staggering unemployment. Out of 23 major enterprises in Luhansk…  


In search of development solutions? Look south.

A few decades ago, economists believed that activating a few switches would lead to a linear and universal development process. Nowadays, experts know that developing nations takes a huge amount of…  


It’s time for a climate revolution. Can the Paris Agreement take us there?

A year ago, against all expectations, delegates in Paris agreed on a groundbreaking new deal to take action on global warming. In less than a year, the agreement came into force and was ratified by…  


Can we track disasters before they happen?

In May 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina was hit by devastating floods causing loss of human life, and damages and losses of 2 billion EUR. In the midst of the tragedy, all of us were proud of the…  


What kind of blender do we need to finance the SDGs?

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take between US$5 to 7 trillion, with an investment gap in developing…  


3 things I learned about development from giving a TEDx Talk

What those on stage in California make seem effortless is actually the result of months of work: an incredibly difficult process of condensing thousands of ideas into one simple message. For me, this…  

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