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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.  


When it comes to decision-making, women must move from the margins to the mainstream

25 years after the landmark Beijing women’s conference, politics remains overwhelmingly the domain of men. Today, women are not even a quarter of all elected politicians in the world.  


The pandemic urges us to rethink our stance on data

As governments struggle to understand the problem and how to respond, solutions using data have boomed – from contact tracing mobile apps that collect and share data about our whereabouts or proximity…  


Finding opportunities in crisis: a view on the post-COVID-19 future in Serbia

As most countries pass the worst stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, much focus is now being placed on economic recovery. Francine Pickup shares insight on possible opportunities Serbia can capitalize on…  


Stuck in the middle, Moldovan migrants strive to make ends meet

Severely hit by the COVID-19 crisis, Moldova labour migrants are either stuck home or abroad, with fewer opportunities to produce the remittances that support many families.  


The color of our post-pandemic world must be green

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the possibility of living in harmony with nature, as most people got to enjoy the freshness of the air and pollution free cities. As most countries begin to open…  

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