Learn more


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…  


SalikLakbay series: The wizards of Quiapo — a solutions mapping adventure

In this blog, a brave set of UNDP Philippines staff explored a frugal shopper’s paradise and one of the oldest commercial centers in the Philippines — Quiapo, Manila.  


Closing the Loop: Can We Bring the Past into the Present and Leave No One Behind?

The fast-paced life is here, and we have no choice but to evolve. The question is, are we supporting each other enough, old and young? Can the youth extend their expertise in technology to older…  


Short-circuit of the Mind in the Times of Coronavirus

"Our generations co-exist in these revolutionary years in which consolidated habits, political canons, cultural and ethical references that have long given shape to our civilization disappear. All…  


Exploration and the City

"Throughout history, urban centers have provided the backdrop for great stories of nations rising, serving as hubs of creativity that propel ideas, innovations, and social movements. With more than…  


In Solidarity with our Queer Sisters


A problem as huge as the ocean

Designing a more participatory and engaging approach to public policy making takes time to build trust but, in the process, can open up new opportunities for partnership and joint action to solve…  


Aiding Agutaya

Visiting Agutaya for the first time is an unforgettable experience for me and Phil. We had a long day travelling just to get to Agutaya mainland. To shorten our trip from Manila, we boarded a plane to…  


From ‘the merchant of Venice’ to our time — Climate insurance tales

Shakespeare’s masterpiece The Merchant of Venice is set in the 16th century “Floating City.” Although past its heyday, as the story goes, it was still teeming with wealthy merchants making substantive…  


Imagining people-centered digital solutions for 21st-century service delivery

Digital technologies and the use of data to inform decision making offer tremendous potential to leapfrog to a higher, 21st-century standard of service delivery. But local government units (LGUs) in…  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Philippines 
Go to UNDP Global