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COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

Income losses are expected to exceed $220 billion in developing countries, and nearly half of all jobs in Africa could be lost.  


Statement by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner on UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a $2 billion global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This response plan…  


Almost 90% of Men/Women Globally Are Biased Against Women

The Gender Social Norms Index measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education, and contains data from 75 countries, covering over 80 percent of the…  


Ooredoo and UNDP launch Innovation Hub in Yangon to Promote Digital Entrepreneurship

Ooredoo Myanmar and United Nations Development Programme Myanmar today launched the “Innovation Hub – Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals” (the Innovation Hub). Strategically located at the…  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP collaborate to promote climate resilient farming practices while enhancing and diversifying income by leveraging innovation technology

Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar today signed a Partnership Agreement to support the implementation of the Sustainable Enterprises and Agricultural Development (SEAD) Project.  


UNDP & UNODC supported the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day

UNDP together with UNODC supported the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2019. In parallel to the main event in Nay Pyi Taw, corresponding…  


New UNDP report: Human development in Asia-Pacific region advances dramatically, but unevenly

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed the steepest rise globally in human development. It leads the world in access to broadband internet and is gaining on more developed regions in life expectancy,…  


Ooredoo and UNDP Announce the winners of the 2019 Hackathon

On Sunday, the joint Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 announced six winning teams. Around 200 participants competed in this year’s competition, striving to develop new prototypes and business models over…  


Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 brings Myanmar’s youth together to innovate for social good

Bright young business minds and creative university students from across the country came together in Yangon and Mandalay to celebrate the opening of the joint Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 at the…  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar to host The Hackathon 2019

Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar will co-host the second edition of its collaboration - The Hackathon from 18-20 October in Yangon and Mandalay, in partnership with Impact Hub. The Hackathon 2019…  

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