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The Line of Goodness 1165: Help is just a phone call away

The middle of the COVID-19 pandemic might not seem the perfect time for a life paradigm shift.  

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.  

Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion people to stay at home, according…  

United for health and for the vulnerable people, despite the distance

35 hometown associations, partners of the UNDP-Switzerland “Migration and Local Development” Project mobilised USD 30,000 and offered essential support to local communities.  

COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in…  

UNDP and the World Bank support the process of measuring the social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Starting with May 1, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) continues to collect data for the Household Budget Survey, which now includes an additional module dedicated to the impact of the COVID-19…  

COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

Indicators such as the level of poverty, healthcare capacity, access to internet and social protection can portray how severe the effects of the COVID-19 crisis might be in each of 189 countries.  

UN sets out COVID-19 social and economic recovery plan

With economies stumbling and unemployment soaring, UN ramps up plans for social and economic recovery alongside WHO-led health response  

Mission 1.5 a game-changer

UNDP is responding to the most pressing issue we face as a species with what we hope will be the largest ever survey on climate change.  

An entrepreneur from Tiraspol produces eco-friendly twine for vineyard

Production of twine used to tie grapevine and vegetables brings good perspectives to one young entrepreneur from Tiraspol. His in-house innovative technologies allowed him to produce a 100%…  

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