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What's happening to the middle class in Eastern Europe?

When the Berlin wall fell, much of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia collapsed into hyperinflation and armed conflict. Millions of people in the new countries that emerged from the transition were…  


Video: Uncorking progress in the Georgian mountains

In Racha, a renewed focus on sustainable tourism might mean good news for business - especially for this family's vineyard and guesthouse.  


Lay of the land: What does this year's HDI tell us about Eurasia?

Every year, the HDI ranks 189 countries, and its yearly updates give us the opportunity to weigh in on our progress.  


Women rangers to the rescue

Brave women rangers from Tajikistan aim to save snow leopards from extinction.  


How one ministry is changing the lives of women and men with disabilities in Armenia

In Armenia, the government works to bring inclusivity and equality to the workplace.  


From crowdfunding to development platforms: 8 ways to make use of a networked world

It’s impossible to eradicate poverty – a complex phenomenon – without connecting different areas of expertise and partners across a wide range of thematic issues.  


When opening the tap is a first-time experience

A long-term project in Bosnia and Herzegovina is working towards reforming and improving a problematic water supply system throughout the country.  


Making the most of emigration

Emigration from Moldova is the eleventh highest in the world. The country’s demographic future looks grim, but with an inventive approach, emigration can bring significant benefits for the country.  


Technology Bank for least developed countries inaugurated in Turkey

The UN General Assembly tasked the Technology Bank to strengthen the knowledge capacity of the world’s 47 least developed countries, foster development of their national and regional innovation…  


UNDP launches first virtual reality film made about and with the Roma community

UNDP releases I am Fatmira, a virtual reality film taking you inside a Roma community through activist Fatmira Dajlani's eyes.  

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