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We need sustainable cities in Turkmenistan – so we created a roadmap to get there

No city has achieved sustainability yet, but we are taking lessons from around the world to create solutions for Turkmenistan's urban centers.  


Can the 4th Industrial Revolution help accelerate economic diversification in Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan, a resource rich economy, experienced an explosion in growth at the beginning of the millennium as a result of rising commodity prices. This growth translated into development as poverty…  


UN Development Chief calls for deeper Turkey partnership

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner met with leaders of government and business, investors, the heads of UNDP partner agencies in Turkey, and members of the diplomatic community.  


2030 is even closer than we think

Nearly five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, we know that achieving the Global Goals will not be possible without private sector involvement. Infrastructure is crucial for SDG attainment…  


Head of UNDP Eurasia reaffirms commitment to help Kazakhstan achieve Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP Eurasia head Mirjana Spoljaric Egger paid a three-day visit to Kazakhstan taking part in the country’s first Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discussing UNDP’s partnership…  


Summary of findings from SDG mainstreaming, acceleration, and policy support mission reports

This discussion paper is based on a review of 12 MAPS mission reports and summarizes the results of the missions carried out in the region.  


We’re working to prevent violent extremism. Here’s what we learned

Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have not only devastated countries in that region, but also drawn tens of thousands of fighters from abroad.  


Working with Islamic Finance to achieve the SDGs: A win-win?

Islamic finance, a method of financial system which complies with sharia law and forbids charging interest, has become a growing source of funding for development.  


7 striking facts about the state of work in Eurasia

Though unemployment rates are lower in Eurasia than in other regions, over 1/3 of the workforce are engaged in precarious work and 5% live in extreme working poverty.  


How do we go from measuring quantity to quality when financing sustainable development?

Things that can’t be measured often can’t be managed, and finance for sustainable development is no different.  

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