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Viet Nam: Citizens’ experiences helping to shape anti-corruption policy

In the first large-scale exercise of its kind in the country, a nationwide policy research initiative  is measuring how the people of Viet Nam experience corruption and public service delivery, giving voice to citizens’ concerns and informing the authorities’ plans to curbLue lisää (englanti)

Viet Nam: Small businesses become greener and more efficient

 Traditional coal kiln in the village of Bat Trang, Vietnam: inefficient and highly pollutant.(Photo: UNDP)Small and medium enterprises are a critical part of the rapidly growing Vietnamese economy. However, their inefficient use of energy not only narrows profit margins, but also contributes toLue lisää (englanti)

Violence against women: Breaking the silence

Marily lost her legs in a terrorist attack in Medellin, Colombia. Despite this event she takes care of her 3 children.Violence against women during or after armed conflicts has been reported in every war zone. (Foto: UNDP/Hector Hernan Vanegas Ochoa) The International Day for the EliminationLue lisää (englanti)

Virtual One UN office emerges in Tanzania

Six technical specialists from within the ranks of the UN came to Dar es Salaam on 9 November to help develop a single UN Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network.Tanzania’s effort follows a similar initiative already underway in Lue lisää (englanti)

Voices from Iraq: thoughts about the MDGs

These films represent a few of the voices coming out of Iraq, of normal people living normal lives—in Baghdad—in a highly insecure environment. The people interviewed express their desire for clean water, education, more gender equality, of having their basic need met, concerns that anyLue lisää (englanti)

Voter registration in the Democratic Republic of Congo

With more than 27 million eligible voters in a country the size of Western Europe that lacks the most basic infrastructure, elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo are no easy task. Preparations are underway for a large scale voter registration update that begins on June 7. With the supportLue lisää (englanti)

Voters in Mali prepare to cast their ballots in the presidential election

In the run-up to Mali’s presidential election, Torokorobogou school, in a neighborhood in the city of Bamako, has become a magnet for hosts of city-dwellers who have come to collect their polling cards, known in Mali as "NINA" cards. Having waited for some time, Fata Ouattara, a formerLue lisää (englanti)

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Voting for their future – young people voice their priorities in the My World 2015 Survey

Some 50 young people recently gathered together in a Skopje café with United Nation’s Human Rights Advisor Silva Pesic, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Youth Project Coordinator Dejan Dokuzovski, to learn more about the UN’s Universal Periodic Review and to offer their own inputLue lisää (englanti)

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Water access boosts crop production and incomes in Sudan's rural east

Khartoum - More than 1,000 farmers living in northeast Sudan now have increased harvests and income due to water irrigation equipment provided through an initiative managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In Arabaat, a rural community 30 kilometres west of the coastal city ofLue lisää (englanti)

Water project making life easier for Ekipe villagers

Marie, mother of five, forced to dig holes in thesand and wait for fresh water.(Photo: UNDP) North Efate Island - Until a year ago, people in the village of Ekipe on North Efate Island in Vanuatu did not have access to running water.  Villagers such as Marie, a mother of five, were forced toLue lisää (englanti)

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