Urban Talks: Virtual Forum on Urban Transformation

As part of the Joint EU & UNDP Virtual Forum on Urban Transformations, we interviewed two thought leaders on how to radically change our urban spaces to become […]

UNDP North Macedonia: A new way forward

We are living in an age of long, interlinked emergencies that cannot be adequately addressed unless nations and governments can look beyond the horizon of […]

Join our Community of Practices #STEM4ALL

To celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, we at UNDP Kyrgyzstan are reaching out to innovators across Europe and Central Asia to promote our […]

Connecting public voices with public policies

Identifying effective means of increasing citizen participation in decision making is timely and relevant considering the impact of the pandemic on populations and governments preparing […]

A recipe for a good shopping

Public procurement can be positively influenced by open contracting. This type of tendering enables all the interested individuals and legal entities to easily access data […]

A year of NGO empowerment: What we’ve done so far

Starting a platform for civil society development/transformation in 2020 was no easy feat, given the tumultuous state of the world. However, through innovative and community-centered […]

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 […]

Beyond bitcoin: Using blockchain to advance the SDGs

Blockchain, an emerging technology often associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, has tremendous potential to tackle this and other challenges, accelerating development progress that truly […]

How to ‘do’ data empowerment

In this post we’re looking at ways to ‘do’ data empowerment. Our aim is to provide those who design, implement, evaluate or fund data for […]

A new year, new perspectives on data innovation

At UNDP we know too well that traditional approaches to development are struggling to keep up with the dynamic speed, breadth and nature of today’s challenges. And […]

Using ‘The Matrix’ to feel climate change

Working with Magic Leap, the German Space Agency and BadVR, we created an experiential visualization, Climate Change Spares No One, that brings to life visceral […]

Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future opened the first week of educational webinars for the UNDP City Experiment Fund. Anna Simpson, curator of the Futures Centre, and […]

Everything we learned from Ministry of Data

The complexity of the challenges we deal with – whether it is conflict, climate change or governance – combined with the high value and cost […]

Adopting a cedar tree brings diaspora money home

Since its launch in 2009, Live Lebanon has implemented 67 projects and raised US$4.2 million from Lebanese communities abroad. From education to environment, it has […]

A fair deal for Ecuadorian cocoa farmers

Best known as the technology behind cryptocurrencies, blockchain is still too new and cutting edge for many industries. Blockchain data cannot be manipulated, it is fully […]

The Future of People Power: Generation Z

Just when we need them most, our governance systems are letting us down. Structures that have been stable for seventy years are cracking under the […]

The Benefits of Crowd Urbanism

Considering that the 21st century is an urban one, key attributes of our cities should be used as assets to harness urban development scenarios, primarily […]

10 Steps to Successful Crowdfunding

UNDP Indonesia experiments with innovative and alternative financing models to tackle development challenges effectively. Here are the ten things that helped their crowdfunding campaign raise […]

Crowdfunding Academy Ukraine 2017

The following piece was first published on the AltFinLab blog and was originally published on July 18, 2017.   Crowdfunding Academy in Ukraine is a three […]

Crowdfunding is not (only) about the money

From conducting a successful campaign to setting up Crowdfunding Academy and UNDP Alternative Finance Lab, helping to launch more than 15 campaigns in 10+ countries […]

UNDPCrowd: A new kid on the block?

The same as for software developers, we, development professionals, need a paradigm shift in how we do work, how that work gets financed and how […]