Financing the Global Goals will take a lot of resources. In fact, there’s currently a $2.5 billion gap in funding the current SDG agenda. On the bright side, though, there are a whole new set of funding sources out there. Crowdfunding investments, for example, reached US$37 billion in 2015, amounting to one-third of development assistance…. Read more »
Posts Tagged: Moldova
Having access to data isn’t enough. We need more journalists who can use the data to tell impacting stories. This is why I recently helped to facilitate an intensive 12-day workshop in Montenegro, where we explored with journalism professors ways of bringing data journalism into the classroom. The event brought together journalism professors and communications and… Read more »
Ever wonder about your municipality’s responsibilities and budget? If you needed to, do you feel that you could influence their decisions? Does your opinion even matter?
The economic losses of Moldova related to natural disasters are almost 61 million USD. The disastrous droughts of 2007 and 2012 affected over 70 per cent of the territory of the country. They were also historically the most severe droughts in the entire instrumental record period. Though the intensity and frequency of such disasters are expected… Read more »
We here at UN Moldova recently challenged ourselves to practice what we preach. We asked ourselves: How do we take solid steps to embrace diversity? That’s how we ended up with our very first UN-wide internship program in Moldova designed for persons from vulnerable groups. People who may otherwise have a hard time receving internships,… Read more »
The low representation of women in politics remains one of the most obvious obstacles preventing us from achieving gender equality in the world. In the Republic of Moldova, a medium income country in Eastern Europe that ranks 50th in the most recent Gender Inequality Index, we want to increase the pace of change and ensure… Read more »
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.
It’s not the changing technology and software that matter. It’s how we use the best available technology to shift learning in a way that fits our students’ needs. This is why, as MiLab, we have been experimenting with the Ministry of Education through a number of initiatives to rethink education. Our latest adventure is a… Read more »
Early last month, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Behavioural Insights Conference in London. Organized by our partners from the Behavioural Insights Team, it was a fascinating experience. Some key takeaways follow:
Most people don’t know a lot about Moldova. One prominent story to make international news recently, was a widespread scandal involving the theft of US $1 billion from three of the country’s leading banks. Thus, few might realize that the small country between Romania and Ukraine also happens to be at the forefront of the data… Read more »