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The Anatomy of Social change -- a just transition to sustainable development Part 1

This blog explores What large bureaucracy can learn from social innovation movements toward system change? What it means to be part of a movement for change, making sense of the insights, and what it…  


Leave no persons behind, with or without disabilities

blog by UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Viet Nam on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities  


Climate change now code red threat to survival of entire human race

Climate change is a risk multiplier, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK and the upcoming International Conference on Sustainable Ocean Economy and Climate Change…  


The circular economy: Solid commercial and business opportunities awaiting Viet Nam

2020 was one of the warmest years on record globally, while Vietnam has just gone through another historical year of climate extremes. Biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human…  


Low hanging fruit: Energy efficiency weaves the path towards a green, circular economy

As we think about the race to zero, enabling a green transition in buildings, at home or at the office, is an important part of that conversation. After all, energy efficiency is one of the cheapest…  



People-centric and open government key to developing inclusive and digital government

Patrick Haverman, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP in Viet Nam recounted on the significant e-government development in Viet Nam in recent years, reflected on the challenges lying ahead, and…  


Not another challenge

Innovation competitions and challenges to tackle plastic pollution are not new. In fact, innovation, often conflated with technology, has emerged as a panacea to many modern ills. While new…  


Global trends in sustainable ocean economy development

The ocean is the largest and most critical ecosystem on Earth and is inextricably linked with sustainable development of the planet. However, excessive pressure operating at multiple levels and scales…  


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