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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…  


UNDP will strengthen partnership with China to achieve SDGs

The 2019 China International Import Expo being held in Shanghai this week coincides with the United Nations Development Programme's four-decade development partnership with China. About 1 million…  


Unveiling the ‘mysteries’ of China’s development cooperation and enhancing mutual understanding between China and international development actors

At UNDP we regularly receive inquiries from international development actors on how China is implementing its development cooperation. With partners like DFAT, mutual exchanges and learning are…  


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,…  

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