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How to constructively support reform in Ukraine’s parliament

It’s no secret that the Verkhovna Rada is near the bottom of Ukraine’s institutions as far as public confidence is concerned. Indeed, along with parts of the justice system, parliament usually ranks…  


Three myths about tolerance in Ukraine

Tolerance is a conscious choice to act in a way that prevents any violence from our side. It takes moral strength, solid life experience and values to be able to make this choice. On the other hand,…  


UNDP international expert: Patients and NGOs will continue to play a key role once the new health procurement agency is established

Wilbert Bannenberg is a public health physician with 35 years’ experience in improving pharmaceutical systems in low and middle income countries. He has completed more than 100 missions related to…  


We can stop the AIDS epidemic by 2030, but change needs to happen

On World AIDS Day 2017, the United Nations Development Program and the broader health community is drawing attention on the 15.8 million people across the world who still lack access to treatment.…  


Saving the Black Sea monster

Originally published at the web-site of UNDP Regional Office for Europe and Centra Asia on 6 June 2017 by Olena Marushevska, Communications, EMBLAS, UNDP Georgia/UNDP Ukraine.  


Every law is an opportunity to reduce inequalities between men and women

In every country, parliamentarians play a key role in in identifying opportunities for increasing equality between men and women. But to do this they need sound, impartial evidence and effective…  


From saving to prosperity

How energy efficiency helps energy security and saves for the future. One of the least energy efficient countries on the planet, Ukraine has adopted a pattern of high-energy, carbon-intense…  


Shaking up the employment services in Ukraine to leave no one behind

Decent work is a key priority for Ukrainians, and a serious challenge for individuals and state institutions alike. Not only Ukraine is undergoing a process of economic transformation, but the armed…  


When Information Gives Power: an open data platform helps patients get medicine

Olga is a 24-year-old Ukrainian mother from the Rivne Oblast. It was time for her child to get vaccinated, but you can imagine Olga’s disappointment when, at the hospital, she was told there were no…  


Only reforms can raise Ukraine’s human development index

The good news is that Ukraine remains among the “high development countries,” with some improvements like increase of longevity or time spent in education. The bad news is that Ukraine’s human…  

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