units: Development Policy Branch (DPB)
Development Policy Branch (DPB)
8 July 2021
Policies that aim at facilitating the uptake of the lithium-ion battery without compromising environmental impacts should create incentives at various stages of the battery value chain, including the closed-loop recycling system.
13 July 2020
COVID-19’s ruthless sweep across the world demands a bold multilateral response. There are immense inequalities in the capacities of governments to respond both to the health emergency and to the social and economic fallout.
1 May 2020
Covid-19 threatens to have devastating consequences in least developed countries (LDCs). Unless bold policy actions are taken by the international community, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline will likely slip out of reach.
1 May 2020
This brief identifies inequalities around the COVID-19 pandemic in exposure, vulnerabilities and coping capacity. It suggests that crisis responses in four areas could turn the tide on inequality. These include expanding systems for the universal provision of quality social services; identifying and empowering vulnerable groups; investing in jobs and livelihoods; and acting through the multilateral system to respond to disparities across countries.
22 April 2020
This brief suggests five early lessons from the response to the pandemic that can strengthen how science and technology are harnessed, including strengthening national capacities for science-based decision making.
14 April 2020
The efforts in developing digital government strategies after the COVID-19 crisis should focus on improving data protection and digital inclusion policies as well as on strengthening the policy and technical capabilities of public institutions.
2 March 2020
Gender gaps remain pervasive worldwide, constraining economic potential; most countries are not on track to achieve the SDG target 8.5 “equal pay for work of equal value” by 2030; eliminating gender inequalities requires legal reforms, financial incentives and shifts in societal attitudes
27 February 2020
Outcome of the CDP Plenary on LDC related work
20 February 2020
Insights from the CDP on contemporary challenges and opportunities at the intersection between inequalities and leading topics on the global agenda