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Using social impact innovation to tackle Covid-19 challenges

To tackle the long-term effects of Covid-19, UNDP Europe and Central Asia is launching BOOST, a regional acceleration program for social impact innovation. It will support emerging solutions in the…  


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…  


UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Governments must step up to lead the fight against a growing tide of false, inflammatory and misleading information that threatens to worsen the already severe impacts of the virus.  


Russia and UNDP announce US$30 million top-up in joint Fund

A top-up to the Russia-UNDP trust fund will allocate money towards specific targets of socio-economic support, climate change adaptation, gender and youth empowerment.  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Because of Coronavirus, global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

In response to COVID-19, UNDP emphasizes need for resources to help stop the spread of the virus, support to respond during the outbreak itself, and resources to prevent the economic collapse of…  


In Serbia, EU and UNDP team up to fight COVID-19

Funds from an EU - UNDP €7.5 million initiative to enhance Serbia’s preparedness to cope with disasters and build resilience to crises are being realigned to immediately tackle the corona virus…  


COVID-19 tests resilience across all sectors of the economy and areas of development

The COVID-19 pandemic is a new challenge we are facing, and we are facing it as a global society. Like climate change, it is testing our resilience across all sectors of the economy and all areas of…  


More women are entering politics in Europe and Central Asia, but political parity remains distant

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, UNDP launches the online platform “Equal Future” to remind how much work remains to be done to achieve gender parity in…  


In Brussels, international community pledges €1.15 billion to support Albania’s post-earthquake

International aid will Albania's recovery needs after the strongest earthquake to hit the country in more than 30 years  

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