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The Line of Goodness 1165: Help is just a phone call away

A hotline in the Transnistria region was established during Covid lockdowns to bridge people in need of food, medicines and other essentials with people willing to give them a hand.  


Integrating complexity in development handbooks, with mayors on the front page

Could a “new normal” for development planning and implementation emerge that embraces radical uncertainty and complexity as a feature, not a bug?  


UNDP and International Trade Centre launch the first Central Asia Trade Intelligence portal

The portal is an online intelligence tool aiming to enhance export potential and regional integration of Central Asian countries by providing users with essential trade related information.  


A marvel of nature and hospitality in Georgia

With an economy largely dependent upon tourism, the current Coronavirus crisis has left Georgia particularly vulnerable. But can it use its stunning nature and boutique experiences to bounce back?  


The street that green built

A "green home" movement is sweeping Uzbekistan, with the government, banks, UNDP and GEF joining forces to usher in energy-efficient houses for all.  


Can tourism be sustainable in the pandemic age?

Some economies in Europe & Central Asia are highly vulnerable to the collapse in global tourism that has followed the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Can tourism survive in a post-COVID world?

In recent years, tourism has been a driver of the economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with potential to bring development especially to remote rural areas. Coronavirus has paused that trend.  


In the heart of Kyrgyzstan, a sanctuary for animals

Kyrgyzstan’s Alatai State Nature Park is a bastion of endemic species, rich flora & fauna. UNDP/GEF are working with the park to conserve its biodiversity, protect against poaching & empower its…  


UNDP Regional Chief pledges support to recovery, reform and growth in Ukraine

Concluding a four-day visit to Ukraine, the Regional Director of UNDP in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, today pledged UNDP’s strong support for the Government of Ukraine’s…  


New language, new life: A Syrian woman makes home in Turkey

After being displaced by the war in Syria, Alaa finds learning a new language the key to making a new home in Turkey.  

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