LIVE 29 October: Jens Martens on the end of the donor-recipient era

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Filed under: Development Poverty Social inclusion

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 »

Game changer: Five things we learned playing Youth@Work in Moldova

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Filed under: Development 2.0 Social inclusion Social innovation

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 »

What is human development? An animated look at Kosovo*

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Filed under: Development Governance Social inclusion

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 »

Come play! Getting youth back to work in Moldova

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Filed under: Development Social inclusion Social innovation

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 »

Empowering young people in Kyrgyzstan to have a say in the post-2015 development agenda

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Filed under: Central Asia Development Social inclusion

“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 »

New stars, songs and the future: Happy International Youth Day

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Filed under: Central Asia Development Social inclusion

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 »