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Digital finance, a lifeline during COVID-19 crisis, can deliver long-term financing of the Sustainable Development Goals

Unleashing potential of digital finance could have transformational impact on sustainable development says group of financial, business, government and development leaders convened by the UN…  


UNDP-SPC partnership set to make immediate impact on quality and accessibility of Pacific data

The UN Development Programme and the Pacific Community launched a new partnership, which will strengthen regional efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and support the national…  


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

The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and…  


Traditional salt-making in Vusama Village


So we’re doing experiments and learning from them – but what comes after that?

As the new year gets off to an exciting start, the United Nations Development Programme’s 60 Accelerator Labs across the world are ready to unleash the full force of their intellectual capacity,…  


Crucial factors in getting your innovative work to reach the people you are serving

I just returned from a field trip to the north, east and west of Fiji. While on this trip, I had the opportunity to observe and talk with numerous rural farmers. I enjoyed kava with rural villagers…  


Infrastructure development transforms lives in rural communities in Pentecost

A new climate resilient infrastructure development at Bwatnapni, will allow residents in Pentecost in the Penama Province to access markets, safe and clean drinking water and an Evacuation Centre. The…  


Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Pacific

The following report presents an overview and main findings of an innovation workshop that focused on the question, ‘what does innovation look like in the Pacific and how can we better support the…  


Wakalani helps her community of women become financially innovative

It’s after 2 o’clock in the afternoon and a group of women from Etil (a village 20 minutes from Port Vila) gather around 54-year-old matriarch, Wakalani Alphonse.  


Baseline Assessment of Development Minerals in Fiji

This Baseline Assessment of Development Minerals is a timely study for Fiji. Development Minerals play an oversized role in Fiji’s domestic development, especially in the areas of infrastructure,…  

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