Nature-based solutions tackle deforestation

Angola

About 51 percent of Angolans are multidimensionally poor, 88 percent of whom live in rural areas where...

Driving systems change to stop plastic pollution

Asia and the Pacific

Plastics play a critical role in maintaining food quality, health and safety - and are cheap to produce. On the flip side:...

Digitalising for transformative change

Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a country of over 160 million people, most of whom live in remote rural areas. The nearest access...

Improving mobility to cope with rapid urbanisation

Bolivia

In 2018, 70 percent of Bolivians lived in urban areas, with projections showing a growth to 75 percent by 2025...

Sustaining peace in uncertain times

Burundi and Tanzania

Following the coup attempt in Burundi in 2015, over 400 000 people fled the country, primarily to Tanzania. In recent...

Building sustainable societies through risk-informed planning

Caribbean

Small Island Developing States like Jamaica, Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are highly vulnerable to...

Vulnerability to Climate Hazards Index helps build resilient communities

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic was ranked as the eleventh most vulnerable country to climate change in 2017 and as one of the ten...

Investing in women's empowerment to accelerate the SDGs

Egypt

Egypt has been a leader in the Arab world on SDG implementation through the region's first national...

Groundbreaking data helps tackle child malnutrition

Honduras
In Honduras, 62 percent of the population live below the national poverty line - with women and children among the...

Tackling COVID-19 through an integrated response

India

COVID-19 poses an immediate threat to hundreds of millions of people in India while jeopardising the...

Green sukuk - financing the fight against carbon emissions

Indonesia

The momentum for climate action is a unique opportunity to unlock massive financial flows and generate economic...

Addressing immediate needs and long-term development goals

Lake Chad Region

In the Lake Chad region, a combination of extreme poverty, climate change and violent conflict has put more than 10...

Supporting host-communities and crisis response efforts

Lebanon

In Lebanon the influx of refugees from the Syrian crisis has put significant strain on society and the economy....

New sources of data helps reach those furthest behind

Malawi

Malawi is currently off-track in terms of achieving the SDGs and the objectives set forth in the Malawi Growth...

Strengthening Roma women's political participation

Moldova

Roma women and girls represent one of the most disadvantaged groups in the Republic of Moldova. Their exclusion is...

Supporting livelihoods and new tech to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Nepal

In Nepal, more than 70 per cent of the economically active population is involved in the informal sector,...

New partnerships and financial instruments help tackle COVID-19

Paraguay

The Government of Paraguay has taken early, swift and concrete actions to limit the spread of the COVID-19...

Country Support Platform helps empower persons with disabilities

Rwanda

Since Rwanda ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2008, progress has...

New approaches to tap talent and tackle depopulation

Serbia
Serbia has one of the fastest declining populations in the world. At the present rate, by 2100, it is estimated...

Shifting the economic base from extractives to knowledge

Uruguay
In July 2019, Uruguay and the Finnish multinational UPM signed a US$3.3 billion agreement to build a greenfield...

Reviving the Aral Sea region

Uzbekistan

The Aral Sea used to be the source of life and livelihoods to millions of people. But due to mismanaged...