Small Business, Big Impact: How small businesses can maximize their bottomline for people and planet

24 Aug 2017 by Jielin Zhang, Partnerships Intern at the Bangkok Regional Hub

Small businesses often work on tight margins and many are waking up to the fact that being eco-efficient can reduce costs. UNDP Afghanistan Photo
Small businesses often work on tight margins and many are waking up to the fact that being eco-efficient can reduce costs. … Read more

Helping People Help Themselves: Thailand's Doi Tung story and lessons for the ASEAN region

22 Aug 2017 by Caitlin Wiesen, Chief of Regional Policy and Programme Support for UNDP in Asia and the Pacific

The turning point came deep into the 1980’s when Thailand’s Princess Srinagarinda (2nd from right), known to Thais at the ‘Princess Mother,’ established the Doi Tung Development Project through the Mae Fah Luang Foundation. Courtesy Doi Tung
If you venture into Doi Tung today, it is a haven for the arts, bustling with entrepreneurship and innovation. So how did it turn around? The solutions here may serve as a model for transformation in some of the world’s most hardscrabble regions. … Read more

Nepal Leaps Forward in Climate Finance Visibility

17 Aug 2017 by by Suren Poghosyan, Governance and Public Finance Specialist, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

Nepal is truly leading the way in climate finance. This is a hugely significant step forward for transparency and accountability in Nepal and is critical in a region so vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
On a recent trip to Nepal, I suddenly found myself in a moment in which one simple action represented a critical step forward for accountability and action in addressing the challenges of climate change. … Read more

How your daily choices can help build peace

12 Aug 2017

When we think of peace building, we usually think about countries that are currently at war or that have recently emerged from conflict. But in fact building peace is something that must happen continuously and in all countries. … Read more

How Information and communication technologies help to eradicate poverty

24 Jul 2017 by Haoliang Xu

Photo credit: ICT Discovery
Governments in the Asia-Pacific region have long-recognised the benefits of ICTs and many have encouraged investments in ICT infrastructure resulting into higher internet connectivity. … Read more