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Innovation for Arab States

Working in such a dynamic region, where challenges are at their most complex and the rate of change is unprecedented, UNDP is shifting away from conventional approaches to development and moving towards more boldly innovative responses. Innovation at UNDP means challenging conventional wisdom, being bold, and experimenting not at the margins but in transforming entire systems.

There is no single approach to doing development differently. Here, you will find examples of how UNDP in the Arab States is identifying new and uncommon sources of information, engaging with new partners, and designing and testing new approaches. Take a look and explore what we call #NextGenUNDP. You may access the Inno4ArabStates repository by

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The event is jointly organized by the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and the United…

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Tapping the potential of UNDP's national staff through the Global Policy Network.

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In 2018 the UNDP Innovation Facility issued a Call for Proposals to promote development through the…

A new podcast, the Colour of Innovation, showcases innovation success stories in the Arab world.

‘Innovation’ has been the buzzword of the decade, often overused and at times misunderstood. In…

The Report was drawn up by a team of experts in close collaboration with various development…

The UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States (SRF), in partnership with the Ministry for Foreign Trade…

The YLP programme focuses on helping young people address sustaina- ble development challenges,…

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