12/03/2021

If not a unicorn, then what? The secret to what makes urban transformation happen

In an increasingly urbanized planet, understanding cities has never been so high on the agenda. The uniqueness of each city as complex sociotechnical systems is the result of intricate networks where phenomena from a variety of domains like psychology, physics, sociology, culture, politics or biology intersect differently.
13/01/2021

Presence anytime anywhere

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the fragility of the networks linking the world together and challenged us to reimagine how we work together and maintain those […]
16/12/2020

Bringing Tony Stark’s tools to UNDP’s data-driven initiatives

The Presence Anytime Anywhere (PAA) project is exploring solutions to this problem, using a new technology called spatial computing that supports 3D data visualization.
11/12/2020

UNDP and the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs announce the winning participants for BOOST’s Polish Challenge Fund

UNDP Europe and Central Asia and the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today the selected participants of BOOST’s Polish Challenge Fund, which brings together innovators and changemakers from across the region to tackle the effects of the pandemic through digitalization, low touch economies, and wellbeing solutions.
29/10/2020
UNDP BOOST

UNDP and Koç Holding announce selected participants for Civil Society Technology Challenge

UNDP Europe and Central Asia and Koç Holding announced today the selected participants of BOOST’s Civil Society Technology Challenge, which aims to accelerate the digital transformation of civil society organizations (CSOs) to increase their impact and outreach amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
27/10/2020
UNDP BOOST

UNDP and the Slovak Ministry of Finance announce selected participants for BOOST’s Innovation Challenge Fund

UNDP Europe and Central Asia and the Slovak Ministry of Finance announced today the selected participants of BOOST’s Innovation Challenge Fund, which brings together innovators and […]
22/10/2020

Innovation at UNDP: changing ourselves, asking different types of questions

The shifting ground around us, a different type of demand from our counterparts and the availability of new organisational assets has gradually shifted the needle for UNDP, creating a new awareness of the potential of innovation for development but also generating important questions as to how those assets can be leveraged in a more systematic, transformational way.
14/10/2020

Public spaces as places for human connection lie at the heart of human well-being

The components of urban systems, from waste management to transport and parks, are interconnected and dynamic. Intervening to create change in any one of these components may impact others, creating systemic change.
27/07/2020

New UNDP platform BOOST will use 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 […]