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COVID-19: 3 Lessons for Climate Change

The current pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis. And yet, one unlikely beneficiary has emerged amidst the slowdown caused by COVID-19—our…


Sustainable Development Goals in South-East Asian Countries

Remarkable economic progress during the 1990s and the early 2000s masked deep-seated economic, political, and social challenges in the SEA countries. The 1998 Asian Financial Crisis and the 2008…  


Can I bee your friend? Getting to know our urban wildlife

Bees are an important pollinator, vital to food security. But just how well do we know our bees, and how can we address data gaps for more effective conservation? This World Bee Day, we present early…  


Don’t deny the Dodo: Exploring urban biodiversity as a nature-based solution for ecosystem restoration

While biodiversity is a well-known nature-based solution, its application in Malaysia’s urban centres has been largely under-explored. There remain gaps in our understanding of urban biodiversity and…  


Putting on gender lens: A UNDP retreat


E-commerce for Rural Development: A Response to COVID-19 Recovery

In response to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on people’s livelihood, UNDP Malaysia together with UNCDF ventured into East Malaysia to pilot e-commerce ecosystem for rural producers and artisans…  



Democratizing futures through trial, error and exploration

Futures thinking is a powerful tool for exploring the world we want to build and live in—but one that is largely confined to experts and sophisticated organizations. Here, we explore why…  


Stories from a Fresh Market: How Digital Access Helped Malaysian B40 Traders Transform During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This blogpost shares stories from a Fresh Market in Malaysia and how digital access helped Malaysian B40 traders transform during the Covid-19 pandemic.  


Supporting the judiciary to strengthen access to justice in Malaysia

A central feature of the rule of law is its relationship with justice and equality. The rule of law is inextricably linked to the protection of fundamental human rights. All citizens must have…  


World Ozone Day 2020 – Celebrating 35 Years of Ozone Layer Protection

Back in May 2009, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University and Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency, presented a hypothetical projection…  

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