United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Affairs, GK & News

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP got birth after the merging of the United Nations Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance, created in 1949, and the United Nations Special Fund, ..

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Cost-of-Living Crisis in Developing Countries’ report

On July 14, 2022, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published its “Cost-of-Living Crisis in Developing Countries” report. Key Findings of the report As per report, global cost-of-living crisis is forcing another 71 million people in poorest countries of world, into extreme poverty. Analysis over 159 developing countries highlighted that, increase in key commodity prices ..

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UN sets up Special Trust fund for Afghanistan

The United Nations has set up a special trust fund on October 21, 2021 for Afghanistan, in order to provide urgently needed cash directly to Afghans. Highlights This special trust fund was set up through a system by tapping into donor funds which was frozen since the Taliban takeover in August 2021. It was set ..

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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021

Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021 was released by “United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)” and “Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)”. Highlights This report examines the level and composition of multidimensional poverty across 109 countries covering 5.9 billion people. It also takes into account several deprivations that people experience in their day to day lives ..

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World Population Day 2021

World Population Day was observed on July 11, 2021. The year 2021 marked the 32nd world pupation day. Key Points It has observed on July 11 every year and highlights problems of overpopulation. The day also raises awareness about effects of overpopulation on environment and development. Every year events and activities like seminar discussions, educational ..

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India-Bhutan: Tax Inspectors Without Borders Initiative

India and Bhutan have jointly launched the “Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB)” on June 23, 2021. Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) TIWB is a joint initiative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). TIWB seeks to provide support to the developing countries to help them strengthen national tax ..

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UNDP report on Aspirational Districts Programme

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India has released an independent report and lauded Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) as ‘a successful model of local area development’. Key findings of report As per the report, ADP should serve as a best practice for other countries where regional disparities are persisting with respect to development. Report highlights, ADP ..

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