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COVID-19 will change our lives. And our way of working.

This new reality forces us to think how we can develop a capability that addresses emergent issues in spaces of high uncertainty and what system…


Two things that can prepare our societies for changing demographics

Over the last 30 years, 17 countries, all of them in Eastern Europe, experienced sustained population decline. This unique phenomenon will have a significant impact on the future of the region.  


What digital nomads have to teach us about emigration

Serbia is a country attractive to digital nomads. What can that teach us about depopulation and how to reverse it?  


The coronavirus pandemic has created a “perfect storm” for core government functions

Coronavirus pandemic has affected each and every one of us. It has completely changed our daily routines, social interaction norms, working habits and even our sense of time and space. The pandemic is…  


Towards a more inclusive election in Kyrgyzstan

With almost 55 percent of the electorate below the age of 40 - a very young voting population - the time is ripe for addressing five key areas in the upcoming elections.  


Why does access to (correct) information matter for peaceful societies?

In a world where advanced technologies provide us with unfettered access to mass global communication, we must rely on our conscience when making online decisions that affect our immediate families,…  


Can Covid-19 shift the burden on women?

Lockdown conditions have thrown into stark relief entrenched gender inequalities in care work. Extended school closures, overstretched health systems and housework and care responsibilities for the…  


Speeding up digital transformation to tackle COVID-19 in Uzbekistan

Digitalization can help Uzbekistan overcome major hurdles as it integrates into the global economy: both its physical constraints as a doubly land-locked country, and the information gaps and…  


Youth are not the future – they are here now

Youth participation approaches thrive on images of outgoing young women and men selflessly working for the benefit of their community. But young people’s inclusion should not be conditional to whether…  


Amid COVID-19, a solution that cares for people and benefits the economy

Many informal workers in the countries where UNDP works - often young people, women or minorities - are facing significant socio-economic distress because of Covid-19. There is the need for…  


Using social media to advocate for sustainable change through protest

Limiting solidarity to online engagement, without addressing issues directly with governments, could actually limit the potential to achieving sustainable change.  

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