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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  


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.  


Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

A report released by UNDP suggests that the introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion…  


Social protection

Employment, social support and health services will need to ensure legislative and reform efforts coincide with recovery policies, and governments must make health policies work in unison with…  


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.  


One third of the workforce in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in precarious jobs: UN report

With 37 million people in informal or vulnerable jobs – the equivalent of a third of the working population -- social safety nets in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia are increasingly coming…  

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