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Ending poverty on road to a better future

This year's global observation of International Poverty Alleviation Day is taking place under truly extraordinary circumstances. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health, employment, incomes and…  

Towards Long-Term Sustainability: Modifying Investment and Valuation Models in the Wake of the Pandemic

UNDP China launched a ground-breaking SDG Finance Taxonomy to guide and inform future investments towards a more inclusive and sustainable world. The Taxonomy offers an ambitious and more integrated…  

Green economy a post-outbreak global objective

As the global battle against COVID-19 continues, countries around the world face enormous pressure in dealing with the wide-ranging consequences of the pandemic which extend far beyond health. The…  

Every Mask Counts: Leading Emergency Procurement for UNDP China during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The seriousness of the situation became palpable over the Chinese New Year time. Like everyone else, I had gone home for the holiday, but the mood in my house was anything but cheerful.  

How Gender Inequality Harms Our COVID-19 Recovery – Views From China

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is an unprecedented crisis, changing life for everyone on earth. Large parts of humanity are in lockdown. At the time of publication, more than 1.6 million people …  

Spread the Word, Not the Virus: Engaging 36 Million People in the Fight against COVID-19

From the outset, we knew this campaign would be different from our previous ones – this was a new challenge that we had not faced before. It was urgent, and we needed to act fast. But where shall we…  

A Short Memoir of a Suspected COVID-19 Case

It was quiet in my ward. All the nurses had left. I was alone lying on my bed, trying to sort out how this whole thing started.  

World Must Work Together to Defy the Consequences of Coronavirus

With confirmed cases now in more than 100 countries around the world, collective action and solidarity are more important than ever. To fully control and defeat this epidemic, interntional cooperation…  

10 Ways Technology is Helping To Fight the Coronavirus

The coronavirus is testing China’s disaster preparedness and response, from public health systems to information sharing. Yet China has a key advantage in this fight: its technology infrastructure.  

What changes after China defeats poverty?

With 2020 fast approaching, China is on track to achieve a key goal in its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20): to end extreme rural poverty. If successful, this would mark an historic achievement, given…  

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