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COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men, new UN Women and UNDP data shows

The pandemic will push 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty  


Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

New York – The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion people to stay at home,…  


Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries

As the rate of new COVID-19 cases accelerates across the developing world, it exposes the potentially devastating costs of job losses and income reversals.  


Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk

New figures released today show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a…  


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…  


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…  


UNDP at the 10th World Urban Forum

The 10th World Urban Forum (WUF), the largest global urban conference happening in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 8-13 February 2020 takes into account some key actions towards addressing the challenges for…  


Decade of action

UNDP is joining the SDG Decade of Action, a worldwide push to ensure all nations meet the 17 goals to end poverty, protect Earth and ensure everybody enjoys peace and prosperity.  


To answer global protests, tackle new inequalities: 2019 Human Development Report

The 2019 Human Development Report, entitled “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century,” says that just as the gap in basic living standards…  

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