New technologies improve municipal services through Albanian "One Stops Shops"In Albania, local government units are using locally developed open source software to foster One Stop Shop services for citizens.
A 100 year old Turkmenistan reservoir gets new lifeResidents in Turkmenistan rehabilitate the Ata Eke reservoir, helping to prevent water loss, increase farming areas to their original sizes, and benefit 300 residents.
Life on the edge in GeorgiaAn initiative in the Shida Kartli region of Georgia, that borders the conflict divide with South Ossetia, is helping people find stability, economic growth, and hope for the future.
Recovering from multidrug-resistant TB in TurkmenistanA UNDP-supported, Global Fund (GF)-financed initiative aims to reduce the burden of tuberculosis on the local communities of Turkmenistan.
HIV response in Eastern Europe cannot succeed without civil societyTbilisi, Georgia – Cooperation between government and civil society is essential in fulfilling the rights of people living with HIV.
Anticorruption activists and advocates head ‘back to school’ in UkraineWith political upheavals in recent years bringing about a stronger drive for transparency, UNDP in Ukraine remains committed to curtailing corruption.
A woman welder makes waves in Kosovo1Professions may have no gender, but the division of the labour market into men's and women's jobs is still commonplace in the Balkans.
Landmark partnership agreement signed in DavosUNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor I. Shuvalov signed a landmark Partnership Framework Agreement between Russian Federation and UNDP.
New olive oil facility brings jobs and hope to Turkish host communityAn olive oil plant in Kilis, Turkey will bring new life into the olive industry while providing much needed livelihood opportunities to a community that has doubled in population due to the influx of refugees from neighbouring Syria.
Free legal aid helps women forge ahead in AlbaniaAnila is one of 700 women who has received free legal aid and counselling services from the Civic and Legal Initiatives Centre. Each year, this centre provides free legal aid and representation in courts to around 120 vulnerable women across the country.
From journalist to local official: an Armenian woman destined for the public goodA journalist, and an active citizen of Sisian in southern Armenia, Srbuhi Grigoryan used to report on the news, covering many local government meetings. She got so involved that she decided to run as a local representative in a local council, also known as Avagani.
In Azerbaijan, new women entrepreneurs off to a fresh startA new initiative is helping to bring more women from rural areas into formal employment in Azerbaijan.
Regional Network of Trainers Brings Gender Equality to the Western Balkan Armed Forces
Bosnia and Herzegovina: A brighter future for children… and their nannies
I woke up when I started my education again: A success story in Kosovo
Learning to fight early marriages in Kyrgyzstan
Light at the End of Domestic Violence in Albania
IDPs from eastern Ukraine will have a new home in Kharkiv regionA newly renovated shelter will be hosting more than 60 IDPs' families with children in Eastern Ukraine.
Back to home in Kazakhstan with 'New World'Due to drying of Syrdarya River and Aral Sea, the climate in the region became arid and dry, sandy air and salty water made the life of local community even more complicated. As a result, the health conditions of local people also deteriorated gradually.