The Waste Puzzle: From Small-Scale Experiments to Moving Systems

Waste is hardly mysterious. In much of the developing world and even much of the developed world, waste is a source of everyday frustration – but […]

The EU, UNDP, ARUP, EIT Climate-KIC and TalTec launch Pathways for Economic Growth

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), Arup, EIT Climate-KIC, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), and UNDP launched today the Pathways for […]

UNDP’s leap on a blockchain odyssey – А digital revolution for sustainable development

Unveiling new horizons – our commitment to transformative change Over the last decade, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies have undergone a significant cycle of hype. As the […]

A behind-the-scenes look at our pilot portfolio design and management online course (Part 2)

In this two-part blog series, the Innovation Team at UNDP Europe and Central Asia shares their reflections on the recent user-testing for a new online course […]

Transformative journeys: How Urva, Azerbaijan, is redefining itself through culinary innovation and community empowerment

Foreword by the Mayor “Our municipality is a small municipality covering Urva, Chilegir and Urvaoba villages in Gusar region of Azerbaijan. It is very different from […]

Building back vibrancy in Stepanavan

Stepanavan, in northern Armenia, boasts picturesque landscapes and lush greenery. Just over 100 kilometers from the capital, it is a quiet destination, away from the bustling […]

United Nations Development Programme partners with Innofund to harness blockchain technology for social impact

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announces a partnership with Innofund, a blockchain development firm dedicated to creating Web3 solutions that address societal challenges. Together, they […]

Regional Forum on Advancing Urban Development Coming to Bratislava

Bratislava, February 2024 – UNDP Europe and Central Asia, in partnership with the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, is set to host next week […]

Kutaisi, a 3,600-year old city peering into the future

This article is part of a spotlight series highlighting Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG), a joint EU and UNDP regional initiative, hosting a network of 400+ […]