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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.  


We need to talk about how Covid-19 is affecting human rights

As the pandemic rages on, here are four areas of growing concern for human rights.  


COVID-19 and Central Asia: Socio-economic impacts and key policy considerations for recovery

An examination of the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Asia, especially the impact on micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and on households.  


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…  

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