What were the Voices you wanted to hear most from Eurasia?
Imagine yourself the mayor of a small border province in Southeastern Anatolia five years ago.
It is a big day for you.
You may remember that recently we launched the first hackathon in Moldova to develop applications to support math studying in schools, EduSoft.
The contest has now been finalized, and we have some impressive results to share.
What’s the role of government in an era of distributed networks of citizens and a collaborative economy?
No less a question was addressed earlier this month at an R&D event, hosted by UNDP’s regional innovation teams from Amman and Istanbul.
First though, what do those concepts actually mean?
Every year, rivers in Central Asia flood, causing enormous damage to houses, infrastructure, and economies across the region’s intricate borders.
And each year of flooding comes as a stark reminder of Central Asian countries’ major vulnerability to natural disasters, and their deep interconnectedness.
As the UN Secretary-General stated, “Today we reaffirm our commitment to protecting human rights as the foundation of our work.”
A recent update of a major international labour market database has been released.
But what does it really tell us about labour market inequalities in Europe and Central Asia?
In my research on labour market inequalities, I have experienced the same difficulty described in other recent blog posts: When applied to Europe and Central Asia, standard indicators just do not seem to offer a real picture of what‘s happening on the ground.
Leapfrogging is a powerful concept.
We have seen people leapfrog over traditional energy grids straight to off-grid solar energy production. We’ve seen them breeze past old landlines straight to smart phones.
We’re now seeing something similar in the finance sector: citizens are leapfrogging over traditional banking services in favour of direct contact with suppliers and customers.
Last week we wrote about various ways in which this is happening around the world.
At a time of escalating conflict globally, the demise of the venerable ‘foreign correspondent’ is ironic.
Many will argue that it was about time that the privileged and monopolistic world of the (mainly white male) foreign correspondent was blown open by a more inclusive, egalitarian media landscape.
The truth is that this broader shift in the way we “produce” and “consume” media also poses several challenges.
At UNDP in Croatia we are becoming more and more familiar with this topic, especially when it comes to crowdfunding.