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Micro, small and medium- sized enterprises in the Arab region: structural vulnerabilites at a time of multiple shocks

The COVID-19 crisis has hit the region at a time when many economies have already been limping their way through a wide range of long-standing downturns, structural problems and fragilities.  


Facing Disability with Determination

In Syria, 11-year-old Hanin takes a step forward with support from Japan-funded UNDP disability programme  


The SRTF and UNDP Announce New Partnership to Support the Agriculture Sector in Ar-Raqqa

The Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced on 08 November a EUR 763,910 collaboration to support the rehabilitation of a pumping station and…  


Youth led Campaign with Accelerator lab Syria: “Who knows, it might come in handy one day"

Enter any Syrian household and you will find that, by the force of habit, they have stores of recyclable materials; a big plastic bag full of smaller plastic bags, a corner under the sink reserved for…  


Harmony of Hope

“Together we shall stand, in harmony hand-in-hand. The sweet words we say build bridges of compassion. Hope cannot be lost due to hatred and feuds.”  


From organic waste to food security: Building on nature-based frugal innovations

With the increased prices and shortage of Agriculture inputs (Fodder, fertilizers), farmers are using frugal and nature-based solutions to address the challenge. Accelerator lab Syria is working with…  


Support for Syrian herders and farmers to safeguard livelihoods in the face of the COVID-19 crisis

Damascus, 9 September 2021 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has contributed a US$544,795 grant to alleviate the pressure of the COVID pandemic on the Syrian rural…  


UNDP Regional Director renews commitment to enhanced support for most vulnerable local communities, on her first visit to Syria

The Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States, Khalida Bouzar, has concluded a two-day visit to Syria, where she assessed rapidly growing humanitarian needs amongst vulnerable Syrians and…  


Joint Statement on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day

On this day, World Humanitarian Day, we stand together to pay tribute to humanitarians in Syria and worldwide. Every year, we take this critical moment to extend our deepest condolences to all those…  


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…  

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