From crisis to impact: Reflections from UNDP’s BOOST and Tadamon Accelerator programs 2020-2022

In the ever-evolving world of impact acceleration, we, the Innovation team at UNDP Europe and Central Asia and the architects of BOOST and Tadamon Acceleration programs, […]

Introducing City Snapshots: Urban development innovation for sustainable change

In a rapidly evolving urban landscape, traditional methods of addressing interconnected urban challenges are becoming increasingly inadequate. As a result, urban development practitioners are exploring innovative […]

M4EG: Reflections on a Journey Toward Sustainable Urban Development

For Mayors involved in the initiative, the purpose is to provide a sense of expanded options in the face of complexity, rather than resorting to “magic […]

A behind-the-scenes look at our pilot portfolio design and management online course

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 […]

An algorithm for more women in STEM

We live in a rapidly changing world where vast technological advancements are announced almost daily – think of the AI developments in just the last couple […]

Did portfolios enable something in the city systems that was not there before?

Reflections on the first Regional Sensemaking with nine cities under Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG)  “When we started the project last year, I did not understand […]

18 municipalities to receive support under the EU Response and Renewal Grant Programme

The Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) Facility is increasing its support to members in Ukraine and Moldova  Brussels, Chișinău, Kyiv, 29 March 2023 – the European Commission and […]

[Part 2] Behavioral change activities to reduce air pollution in Skopje

UNDP North Macedonia and its AccLab team embarked on a journey to understand how using behavioral sciences and experiments (nudges) can help us tackle air pollution […]

Dynamically managing Urban Transformation portfolios: Our M4EG journey

Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG), a joint EU and UNDP initiative focused on reimagining urban and local spaces, is running a Portfolio Journey with 10 selected […]