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Yemen to become world's poorest country if war continues – U.N.

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:00 AM

'If fighting continues through 2022, Yemen will rank the poorest country in the world,' according to a United Nations Development Programme report

YEMEN WAR. A Yemeni child buys sweets from Majd al-Din al-Shamiri (unseen), a 16 year-old Yemeni who set up a shop in his family's car that was destroyed during the ongoing war in his country, in the Jabal Sabr area of the southwestern city of Taez, on September 28, 2019. File photo by Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP

COA questions DICT's free Wi-Fi project

Jul 31, 2019 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) State auditors ask why the United Nations Development Programme has essentially taken more control over the free Wi-Fi project of the Department of Information and Communications Technology

#HackSociety 2018: Build Tomorrow

Sep 11, 2018 - 10:18 AM

How can we build the future through accountable innovation? How can we design scalable solutions and achieve impact without 'breaking things'?

2 PH start-up teams win global awards

Aug 05, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Philippine start-up teams Arooga Health and Phinix bag two of the five 2018 Asia-Pacific Youth SDG Innovative Awards in China

Australia, UNDP, PhilDev launch mentorship for social enterprises

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:23 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The application period for the Innovation for Social Impact Accelerator Program ends on August 8, 2018

PH startups win international youth competition

Mar 28, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Startups LawKo, AroogaHealth, and Phinix bag 3 of the 4 awards

YOUTH CO:LAB. Philippine representatives won the UNDP Youth Co:Lab Regional Social Innovation Challenge in Bangkok. Photo by Maria Luisa Isabel Jolongbayan/UNDP Philippines

Rappler Talk: Helen Clark on leadership and global change

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa talks to Clark about leadership and empowerment, as well as how her views of the world have changed

WATCH: Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind #2030NOW

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit and join the discussion on how innovation should leave no one behind

WATCH: 2017 #InspireCourage +SocialGood stories

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the #InspireCourage segment at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Meet the speakers and guests at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The 2017 Manila Social Good will explore the purpose of innovation and will push back to the center stage the massive and urgent needs that the society faces

Bill seeks to create 'separate and specialized' subject on human rights

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:48 PM

UPDATED This follows one of the recommendations of a 2012 study commissioned by the Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme

Hacking agriculture: Promote landless, water-based farming

Sep 24, 2016 - 3:09 PM

A group of professionals proposes to build communities that use aquaponics an agricultural technique that cultivates plant products in water infused with nutrition

HACKING AGRI. Participants in the #HackSociety workshop for solving the problem of food, agriculture and poverty during the Social Good Summit 2016 on Saturday, September 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

UN PH chief: 'Social enterprises means to achieving SDGs'

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Now is the time to move beyond good will and advocacy and show leadership innovation and share resources says UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Ola Almgren

It's time to reform our disaster law

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:26 PM

We need a single organization with whom the proverbial buck stops More importantly this organization should have access to sufficient funds manpower and resources to allow it to fulfill its mandate

#SGS2015 exhibits provide practical applications of SDGs

Sep 30, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Rappler partners with different organizations for the Social Good Summit to provide opportunities for participants to gain knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and implement them in their own fields

Participants of the Social Good Summit are asked to put their concrete contributions to the UN's global goals.

Performers at the 2015 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 23, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Read on to learn more about the featured performers at Social Good Summit 2015

Innovation +SocialGood: Speakers at the 2015 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 15, 2015 - 11:37 PM

How can technology and innovation help us fix these complex problems in the next 15 years: extreme poverty inequality and injustice and climate change?

Making rice cultivation more eco-friendly

May 07, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The United Nations Development Programme UNDP suggests a holistic approach in addressing the climate related problems in agriculture

UNDP: Send loans, cash to Ebola-hit countries

Dec 12, 2014 - 5:19 PM

While government spending increased due to recurrent expenditure for treatment of Ebola patients long term investments for infrastructure and development are among the casualties

Q and A: UNDP Regional director on Yolanda rehab

Nov 11, 2014 - 3:46 PM

From our point of view we ve done a lot But compared to the total size of the destruction what we did is really a small part Yolanda rehabilitation requires the effort of everybody else says UNDP regional director Haoliang Xu

UNDP regional director Haoliang Xu

SONA Fact Check: Half-truths about Yolanda

Jul 30, 2014 - 9:11 PM

In his State of the Nation Address the President omits key details and paints Yolanda hit areas in a rosy state

STILL WAITING. Yolanda survivors count on the government for help even as rehabilitation efforts suffer from too much bureaucracy. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

14,500 Yolanda survivors still in tents after SONA

Jul 30, 2014 - 2:09 PM

These communities are being exposed to tremendous risk and uncertainty aid groups say after the President trumpeted efforts for Yolanda survivors

Inequality in education worst in S. Asia, Arab states, Africa

Jul 25, 2014 - 4:37 PM

The latest UNDP report shows older generations continue to struggle with illiteracy; younger ones experience difficulty in transitioning from primary to secondary education

Australia, UNDP grant P172M for Yolanda recovery project

Jun 07, 2014 - 2:21 PM

The program is designed to capacitate local governments to come up with better plans and regulatory measures that will help them cope with climate change and disasters

PEOPLE WAITING. Hundreds of thousands of families count on government aid 6 months after Yolanda. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The rise of Santa Fe

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:45 PM

The UNDP s cash for work program is helping families affected by Haiyan rebuild their interrupted lives

SURVIVING. Trinidad Bato-Balono smiles with her family after a clean-up operation in Santa Fe, Cebu. All photos from Anna Lamentillo

'World can follow Bangsamoro example'

Mar 27, 2014 - 10:41 PM

Diplomats hail the historic deal that aims to end almost 4 decades of conflict

DSWD's cash-for-work benefits 15,000 Yolanda survivors

Jan 23, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Beneficiaries are given work according to their capacity under the cash for work program

LINING UP. Typhoon Yolanda survivors queue for relief goods last December 24. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/ EPA

Sustainable human development in the Philippines after Haiyan

Dec 22, 2013 - 9:01 AM

Rappler talks to Rebeca Grynspan UN Under Secretary General about human development in the Philippines

Emergency shelter kits sent to Bantayan Island

Nov 18, 2013 - 6:07 PM

UPDATED Habitat for Humanity sends 1 500 2 000 emergency shelter kits to isolated islets in Bantayan Island Cebu while UNDP focuses on debris removal

BLOWN AWAY. Homes in Northern Cebu flattened by the wrath of Yolanda. Photo by Jon Cabiles

Kosovo vote key test for EU-backed deal with Serbia

Nov 03, 2013 - 3:55 PM

The election of deputies and mayors in 36 Kosovo municipalities is seen as a key test of relations between Pristina and Serbia

BEFORE THE POLLS. Kosovar Serbs are passing by Serbian-colored campaign posters prior to local elections in Kosovo, in the northern part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, 01 November 2013. EPA/Djordje Savic

Financial literacy for overseas Filipinos and kin

Oct 19, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Nine out of 10 Filipino migrants believe in the benefits of financial education to them and their family members

FINANCIAL LITERACY. The need for a financial literacy campaign rises with the waves of remittances coming in the country. File photo by AFP /Fayez Nureldine

Women 'pork' experts and the men in their lives

Oct 10, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Find out how the most visible women in the news nowadays relax and deal with their husbands

PH+SocialGood Summit: Disaster risk reduction

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Experts government officials and volunteers come together to discuss disaster risk reduction and preparedness in PH SocialGood Summit

Social Media in disasters: Info as important as food, shelter

Sep 21, 2013 - 3:05 PM

People use social media to communicate during crisis Patrick Meier of Digital Humanitarians tells the 2013 Social Good Summit Accurate and real time information are on demand

Luzon areas score highest HDIs, Mindanao lowest

Jul 29, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Provinces with the highest HDI scores are all in Luzon while 9 out of 10 provinces with the lowest ones are from Mindanao

Poor Filipinos not only income poor

Mar 30, 2013 - 2:10 PM

The poor in the Philippines are also deprived of access to health education and decent standards of living

LEVELS OF POVERTY. The poor in the Philippines are not only income poor but also suffer from deprivations in health and education. Photo by Rappler/John Javellana

PH invests $17-M to stop trading of endangered animals

Nov 22, 2012 - 7:31 AM

The government and several development partners are investing 17 million in a program that will put an end to poaching and trading of endangered species in the Philippines