As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
Over a year into the pandemic, COVID-19 has truly plunged us into uncertain times. To successfully navigate “new normals” we must diversify our knowledge sources to include more inclusive and anticipatory methods. Indispensable as data and scientific evidence are, they often miss the nuances of lived experience. Cognizant of this, we tapped into the power of the human imagination, eschewing hard data for stories about the futures we want—as well the futures we don’t.
Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but is also critical in accelerating progress on sustainable development. The empowerment of women and girls is closely linked to several of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The report is the outcome of a research conducted across five of the ASEAN countries participating in the project: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. It provides a snapshot of catalytic factors to foster gender equal leadership.