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Kiribati Government promotes indigenous renewable energy for power and non-power applications

The POIDIER project, funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF) aims to enable enhanced outer island development through the achievement of the renewable energy and energy efficiency targets of…  


The positive spin-off of a global pandemic in a Small Island Developing State

About a year ago, Fiji and its neighboring Pacific island countries watched in horror as the coronavirus pandemic began to hit bigger developed countries with crippling effects to their economies.…  


Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

The 30th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report introduces an experimental new lens to its annual Human Development Index.  


COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

With a focused set of investments towards achieving the SDGs, an additional 146 million people could be lifted out of extreme poverty compared to current COVID-19 trends.  


Launch of the Pacific Insurance and Climate Adaptation

Jointly developed by UNCDF, UNDP and UNU-EHS, this programme is the first of its kind that aims to bring market-based climate disaster risk financing instruments such as parametric insurance to…  


Vanuatu Innovation Report & Proposed Innovation Work Plan 2020-2025

The objective of this report is to understand the concept of innovation in the context of Vanuatu. This report consolidated responses from a survey conducted on Innovation in the country and seeks to…  


Tonga Innovation Report & Proposed Innovation Work Plan 2020-2025

This report documents local voices and stories on innovation based on their own understanding and experiences of innovation at country level. The findings form the basis for Tonga’s first…  


The Republic of the Marshall Islands Innovation Report & Proposed Innovation Work Plan 2020-2025

The research was to determine the scope of understanding innovation within the Marshallese context and how these innovations have been or can be supported locally. The research was an attempt to…  


Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 in Fiji

The assessment is guided by the UN Secretary General's Framework for the Immediate Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19, analysing actual and potential losses for Fiji's economy and vulnerable groups a…  


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…  

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