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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…  


China a Leader in Sustainability after Reform

This year marks 40 years of China's reform and opening-up. Over the four decades, China's growth and progress has been remarkable. In 1978, China's economy was smaller than that of the Netherlands,…  


Sharing of experiences crucial to eliminate poverty

The global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, will never be achieved if each one of the United Nations' 193 member states has to do it on their own. In…  


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…  


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…  

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