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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.  


Sing for the SDGs by AYAMI

In the occasion of the Internationa Day for Disabled People, and in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, UNDP AYAMI is organizing a concert on Friday December 3 at 17:00 at the Sea Stage…  


Youth Development Delegates program starts its second year, expanding reach to three new countries

Building on the success of the first year of the Youth Development Delegates programme in the Arab region in 2020-2021 —despite the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic— the Arab Youth…  


Amid the Global Crisis, UNDP and MBRF Launched the 2020 Edition of the Global Knowledge Index

UAE – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) unveiled the 2020 results of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) during the press…  


Mourad Wahba, UNDP Associate Administrator Remarks at the Launch of the Global Knowledge Index 2020

In 2019, UNDP and your esteemed Foundation marked a decade of partnership and signed a new 10-year agreement to continue to harness the power of knowledge for development.  


KnowTalks Series

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) are organizing a series of webinars “KnowTalks” every Monday and Wednesday of each week…  


A knowledge partnership to help us build forward better

The world is marking 75 years of the United Nations at a time of great disruption for humanity, compounded by a global health crisis with severe social and economic impacts, against the backdrop of an…  


United Nations COVID-19 Socio-Economic Analysis for the United Arab Emirates

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people’s lives in every corner of the globe in an unexpected and unprecedented manner, affecting billions regardless of privilege and wealth, social and legal…  


Call for Country Policy Briefs: How Can the Digital Economy Benefit Everyone in Arab Countries?

The Arab Development Portal at the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States and the Economic Research Forum (ERF) are pleased to announce a call for policy briefs on “Growth, Employment, Poverty,…  


2019 Arab Future Energy Index (AFEX) Report

The Arab Future Energy Index (AFEX) is the first Arab index dedicated to tracking low carbon sustainable energy trends towards 2030 and has been produced on an annual basis since 2015 by UNDP and the…  

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