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Accelerating innovative solutions for sustainable development

This Resource Package is not intended to be an exhaustive list of resources, but rather a guide to some of the best available tools that can help inspire and empower you to accelerate ideas into…  

COVID-19 and the Environment: Impact and Response

There have been many speculations about the positive impacts of the pandemic on the environment.  

Supporting Yemeni families affected by Aden floods

UNDP and our partner’s flood interventions were desperately needed in Aden and helped a suffering community maintain vital services, avoid diseases, and restore a little hope.  

Building community resilience with a Multidimensional Poverty Index

Fekri Al-Muafa, the National Coordinator of the Social Protection for Community Resilience Program SPCRP at UNDP in Yemen, was tasked with responding to Yemen’s most urgent socio-economic and natural…  

The SDG-Climate Facility Project

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction highlight that for development to be sustainable, it must become…  

COVID-19 Underscores the Risk of the Digital Divide in the Arab States Region

From the comfort of my home in Beirut, as I connect with colleagues from Amman, New York, Cairo and Dubai, I cannot help but think how much our virtual working space has opened a whole new world of…  

Innovating in the COVID-19 response – emerging examples across the Arab States region

Coronavirus has quickly become a truly global challenge, with almost all countries reporting cases and many already contending with the social, economic, and political consequences.  

Recycling waste and creating opportunities for women

Zainab’s day begins before dawn. She wakes her family, makes breakfast, sends her children to school, and cares for her handicapped husband. Life used to be a continual struggle just to survive. Her…  

Tackling social norms a game changer for gender inequalities

The world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. The Human Development Report’s Gender Inequality Index (GII)— a measure of women’s empowerment in health, education and economic…  

Almost 90% of Men/Women Globally Are Biased Against Women

How big and thick is the Glass Ceiling? New analysis suggests that it covers all aspects of women’s lives – including the household – and that it is constructed, not of glass, but of pervasive bias…  

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