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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…


Sustainable investment in Belt and Road partner countries

Given its massive financing flows and investments in infrastructure, institutional capacities and people, when properly aligned the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has the potential to significantly…  


UNDP’s Journey in China: My Thoughts and Reflections after 37 years

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of UNDP in China. It also marks the 37th year that I have been with the agency. Over my long tenure, I have seen firsthand the incredible change and development, both…  


An Economist, a Development Practitioner and an Innovator walk into a bar…

UNDP embarked on a research project designed to provide behavioral insights about regular people and their opinions on UBI, job security and the future of work, and their perspective of the future.  


Harmonized standards can make Belt and Road a driver to attain SDGs

It is nearly four years since all 193 members of the United Nations approved the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In that time there has been an…  


A safe and inclusive society for transgender people in China

Transgender people in China confront significant challenges. Social stigma and discrimination against them are common in schools and universities, businesses and public offices. They can be shut out…  

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