units: Development Research Branch (DRB)
Development Research Branch (DRB)
25 October 2021
Development strategies that focus solely on urban development and leave rural communities behind are not adequate to overcome the development challenges we face.
18 October 2021
Achieving SDG 1 by 2030, will require extraordinary efforts by countries, both individually and collectively.
23 September 2021
Join us for the Sustainable Development Outlook Webinar on Monday, 27 September 2021 10:00 am.
20 September 2021
In charting out the way forward, Sustainable Development Outlook 2021 focuses on policy efforts that are cross-cutting in nature and have positive effects on multiple SDGs.
13 July 2021
Featuring H. E. Ambassador Mohan Pieris, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations. Ambassador Mohan Pieris, President’s Counsel, has been serving as the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York since January 2021. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Pieris held the positions of the Chief Justice, Attorney General, Senior Legal Advisor to the Cabinet, Legal Consultant to the Central Bank, and Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka.
21 December 2020
Governments are using big data analytics to get prepared, react effectively, and develop both short term and long-term strategies. Yet, increasing public concerns about data privacy and security put in jeopardy public trust in data collection, use and dissemination by government, business and relevant non-government institutions.
31 August 2020
Establishment of robust universal healthcare and social protection systems should be taken as immediate goals, and efforts should be made to build upon the emergency measures taken during the COVID-19 crisis so as to reach these goals.
13 July 2020
Economic growth has slowed down dramatically and poverty is on the rise everywhere. Questions therefore have arisen whether these setbacks will have a permanent effect, jeopardizing progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
6 May 2020
This policy brief highlights the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls with disabilities and provides policy guidance for governments and other stakeholders to adopt inclusive and accessible measures to not only mitigate the adverse impacts of the crisis but build resilient societies.