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The “Geeks” in our works

In China, “innovation” is a buzzword, one of the most frequently-used words in government policy documents. In the “13th Five-Year” National Science…


UN Welcomes China's Development Role

During a recent visit to Nepal, I met Shuvakala Devia Das, a local community member from the Terai in Nepal. After flooding hit Nepal last summer, the entire community has struggled to recover. About…  


UNDP gives a shot in the arm to Belt and Road

Our world is still facing major challenges. While great strides have been made in reducing extreme poverty, social progress and environmental sustainability are threatened by rising inequality and…  


Innovation Behind the Wheel

Our journey is over a decade in the making; it took patience, and even bit of luck at the outset. It is the story of taking a GEF funded project for fuel cell buses and scaling it up, introducing the…  


Peace and development with the Belt and Road Initiative

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan once said, "There is no long-term security without development." In light of this, the Belt and Road Initiative represents an opportunity to build a…  


The safety of AI, the Future of Work and Universal Basic Income

It is undeniable that at the macroeconomic level, productivity and efficiency take centre stage where our scarce resources need to be better aligned and optimally utilized. Perhaps it is time for…  

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