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Navigating uncertainty in Armenia with innovation

COVID-19 arrived in Armenia in a period of complex political and economic developments. As we looked for solutions to the crisis, we knew that innovation would be key. And that we had already forged…  


Eastern Partnership and Agenda 2030 Report

The report is intended to offer strategic insights about the political framing of the SDGs in those countries covered by the EaP and an analysis of common development challenges.  


European Union and UNDP to help Afghan women attend university in neighbouring states

A new EU €2 million grant supports a UNDP programme enabling Afghan women to graduate from universities in neighbouring Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.  


2030 is even closer than we think

Nearly five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, we know that achieving the Global Goals will not be possible without private sector involvement. Infrastructure is crucial for SDG attainment…  


Summary of findings from SDG mainstreaming, acceleration, and policy support mission reports

This discussion paper is based on a review of 12 MAPS mission reports and summarizes the results of the missions carried out in the region.  


Working with Islamic Finance to achieve the SDGs: A win-win?

Islamic finance, a method of financial system which complies with sharia law and forbids charging interest, has become a growing source of funding for development.  


Regional Director’s remarks at 2019 Global Festival of Action

Welcoming remarks by Ms. Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Europe and the CIS, at 2019 Global Festival of Action.  


How do we go from measuring quantity to quality when financing sustainable development?

Things that can’t be measured often can’t be managed, and finance for sustainable development is no different.  


From public policy to sustainable development financing - can we do it?

In 1987, the world was facing mounting challenges amid deeply unstable financial circumstances. How would we foot that bill? And how will we foot it now?  


We’re not being ambitious enough on our climate pledges

According to an independent climate tracker, current climate pledges are insufficient to keep global temperature below a projected 2ºC increase. While limiting carbon emissions is a top priority,…  

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