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Debut of the SDG Finance Taxonomy 2020 Edition

The SDG Finance Taxonomy (China) 2020 Edition (herein after referred to as the Taxonomy) was debuted today. Jointly initiated by UNDP China and the China International Center of Economic and Technical…  


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…  


Adopting a new normal: reasons to shift to a green economy in the post Covid-19 World

Our future – including our ability to fight pandemics, among other risks – depends largely on our efforts to protect our environment and combat climate change. So, to me, the issue that will best…  


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…  


Innovative Finance for Children and Young People

To help finance the needs of children, UNICEF and UNDP are developing a Child Bond Standard, that will cover the areas of education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene. The standard will…  


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.  


China's COVID-19 Experience

China's approach and measures offer important lessons for other countries that are now facing COVID-19 and its economic, social and environmental impacts.  


UNDP procures urgent medical supplies for developing countries from China

Over the last month, as the crisis brought on by COVID-19 has stabilized in China, UNDP China has been shifting its response efforts to supporting other developing countries by helping with the…  


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.  

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