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Building a climate resilient Georgia

A new programme in Georgia will provide a tested and ready model that will protect the country's citizens and help in preventing climate-driven…


Having water on your side

Great powers, like water, turned out to be fragile eco-systems easy to damage and hard to restore. What happens when the water disappears?  


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 shifts need to take place.  


A foundation of justice for building Uzbekistan’s businesses

Uzbekistan is presenting itself as a strong and secure place to do business, both for national entrepreneurs and international investors. How it has arrived at this place is a story about where…  


Birth registration affects life

Birth registration is an undervalued but critical first step towards safeguarding lifelong protection and access to rights. Every year in Tajikistan, parents fail to obtain birth certificates for…  


What's happening to the middle class in Eastern Europe?

When the Berlin wall fell, much of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia collapsed into hyperinflation and armed conflict. Millions of people in the new countries that emerged from the transition were…  


Is there life after robots?

As technology has shifted, it has also changed the needs of employers, who are having difficulty finding the right talents today. We need to shine a spotlight on those left behind and who probably…  


It will take political commitment and investment to stop HIV in our region

What does the landscape of HIV looks like in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, one of the regions where new infections are increasing?  


Why mayors matter in the migration equation

At the forefront of welcoming refugees and migrants, mayors and municipal authorities are largely responsible for ensuring their communities can adapt and maintaining services for all.  


Women can spacewalk. But can they cross the gender line?

All nine just-announced 2019 Nobel science laureates are male—despite a significant and growing cohort of female contenders. Nor is women’s contribution to science a recent phenomenon. Yet women…  


6 major human rights trends across Europe and Central Asia

In the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, threats and vulnerabilities of people towards discrimination, exclusion and violence remain high. Here are six major human rights problems that we are…  

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