Turning 50 together with UNDP

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I am a bit younger than UNDP. 31 days younger, to be precise. But I enjoy the idea of celebrating this half-century together. Not because we belong to the same generation, but because I have spent almost half of my career working with or for this UN agency. So allow me to be more personal as I… Read more »

Collecting stories from chaos

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The war here in Yemen has caused over 4,000 civilians deaths and 1.4 million Yemenis to be internally displaced since March. To examine the impact of this war, UNDP in Yemen turned to citizens to hear their daily hardships and identify opportunities to restore livelihoods. But the survey we’re conducting is very different from traditional assessments… Read more »

Investing in early childhood care and preschool education pays off

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High quality early childhood care and preschool education is a profitable investment, shaping the minds of children to become productive citizens in the future. In Turkey, however, the enrollment rate in preschools and other educational childcare programmes remains far behind the OECD average. To catch up, more than 3 million children will need to enroll…. Read more »