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Leveraging technology and innovation to advance accountability and public services delivery during Covid-19 in Europe and Central Asia

This publication serves as a comprehensive compendium of good practices from UNDP country offices in Europe and Central Asia with regards to digitalization and innovation to prevent corruption and…  


Two things that can prepare our societies for changing demographics

Over the last 30 years, 17 countries, all of them in Eastern Europe, experienced sustained population decline. This unique phenomenon will have a significant impact on the future of the region.  


The coronavirus pandemic has created a “perfect storm” for core government functions

Coronavirus pandemic has affected each and every one of us. It has completely changed our daily routines, social interaction norms, working habits and even our sense of time and space. The pandemic is…  


Coronavirus accentuates challenges in conflicted eastern Ukraine

Ukraine is also still coping with the lingering effects of six years of conflict in the east of the country. The Coronavirus pandemic accentuates the effects of this conflict in a number of ways.  


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…  


Relief for women on both sides of the law

Filing for alimony in Uzbekistan often meant long and costly trips to courts, months of waiting and emotional strain. Now, a new digital court system is changing that.  


Lawyers on wheels: 'solidarity bus' represents Kyrgyzstan's landless women

A small van bounds along rural roads to bring lawyers, notaries and social workers to remote parts of the country to resolve villagers' legal quandaries - for free.  


2018: The year in pictures

From amplifying gender equality to boosting green energy, see the highlights from our development journey this year.  


Not all barriers are physical

16.5 million people with disabilities in the region strive to live more comfortable and dignified lives. We need to acknowledge their diverse needs and strengths.  


Seeking justice in Georgia

Medea was left homeless, Boris faced a jail sentence. Legal aid helped them to restore their lives when everything seemed lost. Lawyers and consultants help thousands of vulnerable people in Georgia…  

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