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Supercharging sustainable development with a new Policy Priority Tool from the Turing backed by the UNDP

To help policymakers prioritize their public expenditure in the path towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– especially as new challenges loom large on the horizon – an…  


COVID-19 must be addressed through international solidarity and cooperation

UN Agencies part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNSDG LAC) expressed their concern over the profound health, social, protection and economic…  


COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

Indicators such as the level of poverty, healthcare capacity, access to internet and social protection can portray how severe the effects of the COVID-19 crisis might be in each of 189 countries.  


UNDP and Grandata join forces in a tool for addressing public policy decision supported on data

UNDP and Grandata online tool shows the activity of anonymous mobile users – with their consent - outside of their homes compared to any reference date. The platform provides the percentage of…  


Hey teachers, (don’t) leave the kids alone! Connectivity and education disparities in times of COVID19

This #GraphForThought uses data from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to explore how inequalities in access to essential distance-learning tools (such as internet,…  


Statement by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner on the UN Secretary-General's report on debt and COVID-19

UNDP commends the decisions of the IMF, the World Bank Group, and the G20 to immediately suspend debt service payments of 76 countries for one year, including 40 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.  


Staying at home in LAC (if you can afford it): The Need to Compensate Vulnerable Groups for Staying at Home for a Successful COVID-19 Containment Strategy

In Latin America and the Caribbean, a region with higher poverty rates and over half the workforce employed in the informal sector—staying at home presents an even starker challenge for many.  


COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

UNDP is already working to support health systems in countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Nigeria, Paraguay, Panama, Serbia,…  


Something invisible has stopped us

Who would have thought that something invisible to the human eye, will stop people, all over Europe, and all over the world?  


Coronavirus as a Governance Challenge: Is LAC prepared to take on COVID-19? (Updated version)

Critical in responding to this disease is the need to “flatten the curve”. This means implementing protective measures to slow down the spread of the disease such that the number of cases does not…  

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