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Eurasia doesn't get the spotlight it deserves - so we created a journal of our own

Why do stories from our region often go unreported? Maybe it's because countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have had a legacy of equality, job…


Five reasons why paternity leave needs to get more attention

This year, our second child was born. Things were simpler, as we already knew the hurricane that would follow. Reflecting on both experiences, I realize how fortunate I am to work for the UN system…  


From public policy to sustainable development financing - can we do it?

In 1987, the world was facing mounting challenges amid deeply unstable financial circumstances. How would we foot that bill? And how will we foot it now?  


Can you help solve challenges?

The Challenge Fund awards individuals, NGOs, research centers or companies that can help us find innovative solutions to cover the development challenges in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and the…  


We offered discounts in Kazakhstan for energy-efficient fridges. Here’s what happened next

In Kazakhstan, we decided to offer discounts to people wishing to buy energy-efficient appliances. We partnered with retailers and recycling companies and launched a special discount campaign to…  


Kosovo can no longer afford to leave women behind

During my five years serving at UNDP in Kosovo, I have seen many positive developments in the arena of women’s rights. Yet there is still a long way to go.  


Women need technology and technology needs more women – so let’s make it happen

Women need technology because today the industry is the most promising, global, fastest developing market for the best paid, creative and interesting jobs.  


Eurasia doesn’t get the spotlight it deserves -  so we created a journal of our own

Why do stories from our region often go unreported? Maybe it's because countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have had a legacy of equality, job security and functioning safety nets. But there…  


City Experiment Fund: The System Transformation Our Cities Need

Cities occupy only about 2% of Earth’s land area, but house between 60-85% of the world population. At a time of accelerated change, cities are emerging as leaders.  


Nowhere to turn: Can Roma women break free from violence?

The heartbreaking testimonial of a Roma woman reveals how Roma women in the Western Balkans often have to make hard choices between living with an abusive spouse or perpetuating poverty.  


Saving the truth - how to battle fake news

Free and balanced information, a public good, is under threat. Around the world, facts are being manipulated and controlled, while the notion of truth itself is being disputed. Is there a way to…  

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