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…

Making the most of emigration

Emigration from Moldova is the eleventh highest in the world. The country’s demographic future looks grim, but with an inventive approach, emigration can bring significant benefits for the country.  

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…  

7 digital trends we need to embrace for the Global Goals

From quality education to gender equality, ending poverty to tackling climate change, we need to create content that creates meaningful dialogue and ends up on user’s newsfeeds.  

Keep it simple: Complexity and the SDGs

We need tools to make this complexity around SDGs manageable, and we are actively designing and testing them.  

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…  

Can creating a web between digital and physical spaces give agency to youth?

In the social activism space, “Networked youth” are groups of young people, coordinated mostly through electronic networks, that come together around pressing issues and address them with…  

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…  

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