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Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

The report, Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries estimates that it would cost from $199 billion per month to provide a time-bound, guaranteed basic…  


Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk

New figures released today show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a…  


UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Governments must step up to lead the fight against a growing tide of false, inflammatory and misleading information that threatens to worsen the already severe impacts of the virus, according to UNDP  


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…  


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.  


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,…  


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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