Strengthening national capacities in recovery management and setting up the enabling institutional, policy and financial frameworks for inclusive, effective and transparent recovery processes require qualitative information about the actual situation in the countries, best practices, challenges and opportunities, to provide guidance and support

There are vast inequalities across countries, and among the poorer segments of societies, says a new UN report.

This joint handbook by UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, provides practical guidance for policymakers, statisticians, practitioners and others seeking or engaged in developing a national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).

Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy US$1.4 trillion annually in health care costs and productivity losses. Tobacco growing causes up to 5 percent of deforestation in growing countries and results in biodiversity loss and soil degradation, as well as water and soil pollution from pesticide use.

As measured by various indexes and indicators, Bhutan has made steady progress in human development since democracy was introduced in 2008; implying that democracy provides an environment for people to flourish. This is according to the National Human Development Report (NHDR) titled 'Ten Years of Democracy in Bhutan’.

Each year 15 million people between the ages of 30 and 69 die from cancers, diabetes, heart disease and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Over 85 percent of these premature deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for a one-third reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2030.

This assessment is part of Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme and NAP-Ag Programme. Government of Nepal Ministry of Finance, UNDP and FAO initiated this climate vulnerability and disaster risk assessment of agro- ecological zones and appraising the cost of adaptation solutions to address climate risks.

This document has been prepared to clarify the roles and responsibilities of local government in the federal context as they have major role in preparation of policy, plans, monitoring & management of renewable energy related projects.

This report explores the relationship between inclusive industrialization and sustainable human development in fostering decent jobs for women and youth, addressing informality and promoting sustainable urbanization. The slow pace of structural transformation could be counteracted by investing in industrial growth.

Worldwide, around 1 billion people currently lack access to electricity, the vast majority in rural areas. A real opportunity exists to now meet this challenge with private sector solutions for off-grid renewable energy, either via solar-battery mini-grids or solar home systems.

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