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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…  


Reform agenda at the heart of Regional Director’s visit to Armenia

During her first official visit to Armenia, UNDP’s regional director for Europe and CIS Mirjana Spoljaric Egger discussed with her counterparts the country’s development following last year’s…  


Artificial intelligence to help advance tourism in Armenia

Armenia today launched Travelinsights, an artificial intelligence tool to help improve the country’s emerging tourism industry by gathering real-time perceptions of services and popular sites.  


Economic diversification, women and youth top agenda as Head of Eurasia concludes Azerbaijan visit

During her three-day visit to Azerbaijan, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, discussed with government and civil society the country’s economic…  


Making jewellery, making friends

In Kosovo*, reviving the filigree tradition from the past not only preserves cultural heritage but opens new job possibilities.  


Hope restored – a good start for a new Armenia

Nare Ghalamkaryan, 18, studies communications at the American University of Armenia. In spring of 2018, she took part in the “velvet revolution.” Later, in December of the same year, Nare voted in the…  


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.  


Resource centers chart a new future for women entrepreneurs

In Azerbaijan, Women's Resource Centers are equipping women in rural areas with tools and resources to help them launch their own businesses.  


Green economy and green jobs: Challenges and opportunities

Explores challenges and opportunities for green economy and green jobs in Europe and Central Asia.  


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.  

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