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Green solutions energize conflict-affected communities in Armenia

In Armenia, green energy solutions help those displaced from the conflict and their host communities stay warm and save money.  


Assessment study of the role of NDMAs in COVID-19 crisis response

This UNDP / UNDRR study provides an overview and findings of a comprehensive analysis of the role and effectiveness of the National Disaster Management Authorities (NDMAs) across the South Eastern…  


An app that detects mine suspected areas, not faces

A new mine awareness app is part of an initiative to make Bosnia and Herzegovina a mine-free and safe country for citizens and visitors.  


The most read blogs of 2020 are about…(surprise!) Covid-19

From gender equality to human rights, climate change to the economy — one topic covered our top blogs this year: Covid-19  


Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure.  


Wedding season hits a hitch in Kosovo*

A big share of the Kosovo economy revolves around the summertime return of the diaspora, halted by the pandemic.  


Frozen in time: a traditional Kyrgyz village struggles without tourists

With the pandemic hitting tourism hard, this village’s growing industry is struggling  


In Armenia, families brave the second wave - and an uncertain future

From the capital to the villages, take an intimate journey into the homes and lives of three families feeling the pandemic.  


In a Georgian settlement, one woman’s fight against an unsettling crisis

On the frontlines in this settlement for internally displaced people is a dentist trying to keep her patients and community healthy.  


Amidst lockdowns, rural life in Serbia turns sour

In rural Serbia, many make a living from dairy farming. But as prices for milk or cheese sharply fell, as did their market, and many families are hurting.  

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