Cities across the world are functioning as real-life laboratories for exploring new approaches to economic, social, and human development. Why the city? Well, in part, because that’s where everyone is – and the rest of us seem to be going.
Posts Tagged: MDGs
Old development strategies which starkly divided the world into rich and poor are slowly fading away. Middle-income countries are a good example of this trend – often acting as both donors and recipients of development aid at the same time. Does the traditional division of the world into ‘developed’ and ‘developing countries’ at all reflect… Read more »
In 1990, 43 percent of the population of developing countries lived in extreme poverty; by 2010, that number was halved. But does this mean poverty was actually reduced?
In the last few decades, environmental sustainability has been recognized as a key part of development. It forms one of the Millennium Development Goals and dominates the post-2015 consultations. But let`s be honest: Economy-centred growth, with little regard for environmental impact, still dominates the development strategies of most countries.
The three exciting weeks of playing Youth@Work on Community PlanIt are over. The awards have found their winners and we are in the process of analyzing the results. We at UNDP, the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, and National Council of Youth from Moldova, have been hard at work for the past five months, designing and implementing… Read more »
Kosovo has maintained a steady 15 years of peace and stability and is now in the midst of further development. However, a great deal of work remains in getting politicians in charge to support evidence-based policymaking: Its implementation is crucial for Kosovo and its aspirations to join the European Union in the future. But how do we… Read more »
The day we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! The first-ever online game Youth@Work, which gives young people the chance to get involved in the development of their community, was launched in the Republic of Moldova. Aimed at addressing unemployment among young people, the game involves youth, employers, and decision-makers in the Republic of Moldova who… Read more »
“Young people should play a central role in the formulation of the development agenda. People need to be more actively involved in the process of decision making for the country.” This statement is one of the responses voiced during Post-2015 national consultations in Kyrgyzstan, which began in late 2012. With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)… Read more »
For a month our office was taken over by young people, their parents, zillions of questions and phone calls, and expressions of gratitude. Together with United Nations Volunteers, and the United Nations Population Fund, UNDP initiated a Millennium Development Goals song contest. Who better to advocate for the Millennium Development Goals than young people, expressing… Read more »
I guess not many of you reading this blog have been to Kyrgyzstan – let alone in rural areas of the country. My work quite often takes me to these parts of the world, in distant mountainous villages like Min-Bulak. Let me tell you how it feels. Places like Min-Bulak are often disadvantaged due to… Read more »