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Russia invests over $14 million in new projects for climate action and SDGs

The Government of Russia and UNDP signed today two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), laying ground for increased cooperation in Europe and Central Asia.  


Emerging innovations good governance

Many of the novel approaches in this update represent a focused shift towards implementing durable solutions that will outlast the COVID-19 pandemic.  


NDC preparation and implementation in EaP countries

All Eastern Partnership countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, for example through more frequent extreme weather events, significantly raising the importance to reduce emissions…  


EU4Climate project supports the implementation of Paris Agreement

An EU4Climate initiative study illustrates the six Eastern Partnership countries’ progress in mitigating climate change and adapting to its effects by introducing climate-sensitive policies and…  


A digital generation where every girl counts

While the pandemic accelerated the transition to online learning, working and networking, it also heightened the risks of women and girls of being left behind.  


Cross-sector cooperation for transformative change in gender equality in STEM in Europe and Central Asia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the regional conference STEM4ALL: Accelerating gender equality, which gathered 196 participants, including gender champions, policy makers, and…  


Integrating complexity in development handbooks, with mayors on the front page

Could a “new normal” for development planning and implementation emerge that embraces radical uncertainty and complexity as a feature, not a bug?  


Tackling air pollution in Europe and Central Asia

The report assesses links between air pollution, climate and health, and explores solutions with a set of policy interventions for major economic activities like industry, transport, health…  


COVID-19 and the countries of South Caucasus Western CIS and Ukraine

This study is focused on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on a set of geographically non-contiguous countries located in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus region, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan,…  


How we’re adapting UNDP’s existing programmes to fight Coronavirus

Around the region, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our country offices to take their “usual business” and quickly adapt it to address the current context.  

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