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Redeeming Kindness through Digital Service Design: The LeAPS in BARMM

The MILG recognizes the challenge of improving public service delivery in BARMM and to respond to substantial gaps, it forged a partnership with UNDP Philippines for the implementation of the…  


Sustaining Digital Platforms in the Local Government Units: The DevLIVE+ Experience

The Development through Local Indicators and Vulnerability Exposure Database or DevLIVE+ of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was developed primarily as a tool for LGUs to collect and…  


The economic case for investing in mental health

This month, the Philippines was the first ever country to launch a joint UN investment case on mental health, a collaboration between the Philippines Department of Health, UNDP and WHO under the…  


Local Convergence for Zero Poverty: Experimentation on Collective Action with ZEP PH 2030

To commemorate International Day to End Poverty, this is the story of UNDP PH Accelerator Lab’s two-year collaboration thus far with the Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 (ZEP 2030) to transform…  


The Pintig Lab: Data Innovation for Socioeconomic Recovery (2/2)

Last week, we invited you to join us in exploring how data can help improve our understanding of the pandemic and our response. For this post, we delve into the socioeconomic impacts of COVID19. How…  


The Pintig Lab: Harnessing the Power of Data for COVID-19 Response (PART ½)

There is so much data out there. We only have to open our eyes to it. It is for this reason that UNDP Philippines launched the Pintig Lab, a multi-stakeholder network of data scientists,…  


An Experiment on Satellite Remote Sensing of Plastic Waste in Pasig River

Together with the Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation (JAMSS) and supported by the Japan Innovation Network (JIN), the UNDP Philippines Accelerator Lab (ALabPH) embarked in a project to build a…  


Oh The Things We Could Do If We Only Work Together

I once dreamt of one big community festival experience for the youth. This would be led by friends I’ve met through the course of my now two-year volunteer journey with UNDP in the Philippines.…  


The Numbers Are Breathing: The Case of Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Bicol

How does long-term economic resilience look like in practice? Thrown like some special ribbon, “resilience” has found its place in the vernacular of the development sector. Amidst the ruins left by…  


Enabling the Enablers: How to inspire youth to get involved in Climate Action

In a world where everyone is connected, what does it take to create an enabling environment that inspires young individuals to get involved in climate action? What can stir the youth of today to move…  

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