Inequalities: When perceptions don’t reflect reality


Filed under: Anticorruption Development Governance Inequalities

Nostalgia for the Soviet (or Yugoslav) economic systems is often encountered in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Many of the reasons for this—security, stability, an absence of armed conflict—are not hard to understand. However, many people from these regions—including those who approve of the changes that took hold in the 1990s—also seem to miss the… Read more »

Boosting trade in Central Asia: How we’re making sure this paper doesn’t stay on the shelf

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Filed under: Development Poverty Social inclusion

We are excited to announce that we are publishing a new paper today on trade and human development in Central Asia in both English and Russian! We believe the ideas and recommendations of the paper have the potential to influence major policy discussions within the five countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)… Read more »

Back to School: Who spends their holidays learning about human development?


Filed under: Development Social inclusion

>> Watch to learn about teaching human development in Uzbekistan The human development approach has shaped our development thinking for the past 20 years. Just as The Guardian recently praised the influential work of Amartya Sen on development as individual freedom, UNDP helps to organize a world that works for everyone, and not just the… Read more »