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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…  


Resource centers chart a new future for women entrepreneurs

In Azerbaijan, Women's Resource Centers are equipping women in rural areas with tools and resources to help them launch their own businesses.  


When opening the tap is a first-time experience

A long-term project in Bosnia and Herzegovina is working towards reforming and improving a problematic water supply system throughout the country.  


Making the most of emigration

Emigration from Moldova is the eleventh highest in the world. The country’s demographic future looks grim, but with an inventive approach, emigration can bring significant benefits for the country.  


Closing the gap between schools and industry needs in Moldova

TwentyTu, a pioneering educational programme, will deliver online and offline courses in more than 10 fields identified as crucial for future economic growth and jobs creation, including robotics,…  


UNDP to launch US$70 million initiative to help Georgia adjust to climate change

Supported by GCF, the project will expand early warning systems and measures aiming to increase disaster resilience for 1.7 million people.  


One of the World’s Oldest Lakes Restored to Full Health, UNDP Reports

Lake Prespa, an ancient lake and biodiversity hotspot in the heart of the Balkans, has been restored to health thanks to a 15-year effort to reverse pollution, reduce pesticide use and provide proper…  


Providing access to justice to citizens in Tajikistan

Access to justice in Tajikistan is difficult, especially for poor people and people in rural areas. Tajikistan has few lawyers, and the court system is overburdened and slow. Legal Aid Centers bring…  


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.  


Restoring the health of Lake Prespa

In the past, farmers just weren’t aware of the dangers of dumping biodegradable waste and over-using fertilizers and pesticides. They dumped thousands of tons of apples into Lake Prespa without…  

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