The report "The Living Standards Dimension for the Human Development Index: Measuring poverty with Big Data' brings a measure called the Living Standards Index that addresses the multi-faceted and complex nature of poverty by combining eight indicators to evaluate the provision of services of the 2,284 counties across the country. The data collected from this report is now available in an interactive visualization map. The visualization map allows users to zoom in on particular provinces to see how it is doing across all eight indicators, as well to be able to pick one indicator and see its strengths and weaknesses across the country.
The objective of the project is to increase the development of cultural industry in ethnic minority areas to empower women and foster’s women’s development. The project aims to establish ethnic women’s community-based organizations (CBOs) with sound institutional structure and sustainable business mechanisms and build partnerships with modern markets and the fashion industry.
This HRD program (phase 5) seeks to strengthen the capacity for mid-level officials to better manage the MDGs / all-round Xiaokang progress, in parallel with the “Advanced Leadership” program which targets high level officials.
Access to legal-aid services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and particularly those among already-vulnerable populations is central to a more effective response to the AIDS epidemic in China.UNDP has been supporting the scale-up of legal-aid service providers in Yunnan, the province with the highest rate of HIV infections in China with over 80,000 reported cases and a rampant hidden epidemic.
This project continues UNDP’s longstanding support to the leading government body for public sector reform, the State Commission Office for Public Sector Reform (SCOPSR), in developing comprehensive reforms for China.
In China, conservative estimates put the number of people living in ecologically fragile regions and who are particularly vulnerable from natural disasters at around 9.5 million. Reaching out to these people is crucial in reducing the devastation caused by disasters.
60 per cent of China’s buildings are in rural areas, made from clay bricks which have poor insulating qualities and require more energy to produce. This project aims to facilitate the transformation of local markets to more energy-efficient alternatives.
As a signatory to the Montreal Protocol, China is obliged to meet emissions reduction targets for Ozone Depleting Substances for several intervals, and is making efforts to meet these goals with UNDP's assistance.
China, the second largest economy in the world, has become the world’s largest energy producer and consumer. With its great dependency on fossil fuels, China became the largest emitter of greenhouse gases and has been seriously affected by air pollution. As a clean energy solution, hydrogen can be produced from various renewable energy resources and has 0 emissions after combustion. Hydrogen Economy, a future which fully utilizes hydrogen as the main power source to meet the energy demands of society, can therefore help address energy issues in China.
To respond to the sustainable development challenges of Chinese companies “going abroad”, United Nations Development Programme (China), the research institute of Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) jointly launched the project to promote the sustainable business practices among Chinese companies for their overseas operations.
Trilateral cooperation offers a unique approach to development where multiple actors join hands in promoting new, innovative solutions that build on international best practices and concrete experiences gained in other countries under a common goal of reducing poverty and enhancing mutual development benefits. Since 2010, UNDP has been implementing seven trilateral cooperation projects together with China and other developing countries in the agriculture, renewable energy, and disaster management sectors.