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Bursting bubbles: How to fight online fake news in Morocco

Fake news are not a new phenomenon in Morocco, the propagation of false information and rumors has always existed, but the information revolution that we’re actually still going through, including the…  


Building a foundation of trust: Overcoming injustice with inclusivity in Yemen

After more than six years of violent conflict, communities in Yemen struggle to distinguish legitimate justice actors from the sweeping fist of armed militias. Yemenis have lost confidence in the…  


One behaviour at a time: Redesigning entrepreneurship pathways in the Arab States

In June this year, António Guterres declared that behavioural science was ‘a critical tool for the UN to progress on its mandate’. UNDP’s Regional Innovation Team in the Arab States, a long-running…  


We are the first generation that has the power to make both people and planet thrive

The new IPCC climate report is clear: we are moving dangerously closer to 1.5 degrees, and facing an inevitable, unprecedented and irreversible global climate crisis. It is a "code red for humanity",…  


What gets men interested in home-care duty?

To be more accurate, it is a one million thirty-seven six hundred sixty-four-dollar question. This projection is based on research from Khateera.com.  


Can comic books inform the future of development? A speculative design story

This blog is the result of exploratory research, inspired by UNDP’s Tunisia’s initiative UTOPIA4CHANGE, in alignment with the efforts of UNDP to rethink its ways of working in a more holistic,…  


4 Months into the lab, what I have -unexpectedly- learned so far

In the last month, I have been reflecting on my time in the UNDP and the Accelerator Lab so far.  


Leaving no one behind — Segmenting the slogan into reality!

To help realize the central, promise of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to leave no one behind (LNOB), at UNDP, we need new programming approaches to ensure that…  


From single point solution to systems change

“The Development Agenda before us calls for radical behavior change. To then deliver sustainable development solutions we need to be tectonic and consider the basics of human cognition, the ability to…  


It felt like a ‘rain of terror’. There was no safe place in the whole of the Gaza Strip

Sitting on my balcony, looking out into the beautiful deep blue sea as I sip my Arabic coffee, I could be in a luxury resort on the Mediterranean coast. Only, this is Gaza. And only a few days ago, we…  

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