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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…  


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…  


Aspiring to be ADEPT: Lessons from a COVID-19 digital cash transfers pilot

In May of 2020, UNDP Philippines began an initiative to pilot digital cash transfers through mobile wallets as part of Pasig City’s supplemental social amelioration program (SAP) disbursement and to…  


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.  


COVID PULSE PH: Urban Poverty in the Time of the Pandemic

Summary of results from Phase 2 of a survey commissioned by the Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 and the United Nations Development Program Philippines.  


COVID PULSE PH: Urban Poverty in the Time of the Pandemic

Summary of results from Phase 2 of a survey commissioned by the Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 and the United Nations Development Program Philippines.  


#TawidCOVID Innovation Challenge

UNDP Philippines is calling on all changemakers, movers, and shakers! Join the #TawidCOVID innovation challenge which aims to find, improve, test, and scale novel solutions for socioeconomic recovery…  


#TawidCOVID19: Zero Extreme Poverty in the Time of a Pandemic

"For the poor and vulnerable, two months under a lockdown due to COVID19 may be too long. Despite the effects of the pandemic on non-government organizations themselves, they continue to push on,…  


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…  


Zero Extreme Poverty: Moonshot or Suntok sa Buwan?

The moonshot term has a sort-of equivalent in the Filipino language: suntok sa buwan. Literally translated as “punching the moon,” it has a more pessimistic, even sarcastic, overtone. The idiom…  

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