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A Ukrainian evolution: from civil society organization to think-tank

Yurii Romashko was driven to fight corruption in Ukraine, he and his team’s interest in data analysis and digital solutions have improved transparency and progress in the country.  


Airly: now delivering knowledge about air quality to Belarus

Polish Challenge Fund grantee Airly is making an impact in Belarus with their air quality sensors.  


Satellites see the pollution you can’t, and can help us solve the problem

Satellites are capturing “invisible to the eye” data on air pollution, showing where the pollution is the worst. UNDP in Moldova and Ukraine partnered with the European Space Agency to identify their…  


Agorà - a transformational dance with urban systems

Agorà is a City Transformation Portfolio - a template that can be applied for designing and managing pandemic response and renewal plans.  


Web Summit to license its conference software

Today, Web Summit announced it will license its proprietary conference software, and revealed its first ever customer: the United Nations Development Programme.  


The largest and fastest learning network on sustainable development is expanding

Humanity’s accelerating progress over the past two decades has brough with it an increase in the speed, dynamics, and complexity of today’s development challenges, resulting in a gap between existing…  


Istanbul Innovation Days 2021: First regional dialogue looks at Urban Shifts in Europe and Central Asia

The first of five Regional Dialogues in a series of 30 online conversations over 8 weeks, the event aims to build on the emergent practice and body of knowledge around new ways of addressing urban…  


Russia to expand its support to UNDP youth programming

US$10 million will go towards projects focusing on employment opportunities for youth, digital skills, professional education, entrepreneurship and innovation.  


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  


From an idea to a goal: an innovator’s journey to bring a medical device to those who need it

Slovak Challenge Fund recipients map their journey from innovative idea to product, and getting it into the hands of those who need it most.  

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