BLOG | How to program for uncertain results? The innovation journey of the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme
Innovations are driven by risk-takers. Part of UNDP’s role in innovation is to provide the space for risk-takers to develop and test their ideas. And it turns out that sometimes these are not individuals, but entire programmes! The Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) covers the Pacific countries of Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, and takes an unusual approach within UNDP’s programme portfolio.
When the vulnerability of small island countries to climate change is reported in international media, it is often accompanied by images of houses and roads inundated with seawater, families standing among ruined homes, and children barefoot among wind-blown palm trees. People are often portrayed as victims at the mercy of the elements. It can be an easy narrative to fall into — communicating climate change is complex and multifaceted. Yet it is far from the full picture. And it fails both the stories and the readers.
BLOG | A No to Corruption is a Yes for You: Pacific Anti-Corruption Movement a Testimony to the World
Every year,USD $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated USD $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in developing countries, funds lost to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount of official development assistance.
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