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April 8, 2024

WFP Innovation Accelerator - Year in Review 2023

The WFP Innovation Accelerator Year in Review 2023 showcases the tangible impact of its efforts to source, support and scale innovations ending hunger and achieving the SDGs.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
SDG 01: No Poverty
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
SDG 05: Gender Equality
SDG 06: Clean Water & Sanitation
September 17, 2023

SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda

The SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda explores the transformative potential of digital and highlights how it is already positively impacting lives and livelihoods around the world.
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May 15, 2023

From 1% to 30%: The Journey of the Philippines towards responsible Digital Payments

This case study examines the success story of the Philippines in adopting digital payments by diving into the key decisions made by the government and private sector in accelerating the adoption of responsible digital payments.
SDG 05: Gender Equality
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
SDG 09: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
May 15, 2023

Agritech and Fintech Providers in East and Southern Africa: A Landscape Assessment

This report examines the universe of agritech and fintech providers that influence access to finance in East and Southern Africa, exploring their potential to become commercially viable and achieve scale.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
January 3, 2023

Fintech Forward

This 5-part series helps to better understand the impact of emerging technologies on financial systems and local economies around the world.
SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
November 21, 2022

Green Technology Book 2022 - Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation

The Book takes a look at the state of play of green technologies responding to some of the most critical challenges of climate change with special focus on agriculture and forestry, the water sector and cities.
SDG 13: Climate Action
October 26, 2022

Assessing The Technical Feasibility Of Conflict Prediction For Anticipatory Action

Predicting war, coups and riots has been a goal for a generation of social studies researchers. Advances in machine learning and newly available historical datasets and predictors have given momentum to the field. Our research focused on the feasibility of predicting conflict for anticipatory action.
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August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update - Best of 2020

Highlights from the innovation efforts of 40+ UN Entities throughout 2020.
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August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update (Q3 2020)

Highlights from the innovation efforts of UN Entities in the third quarter of 2020.
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August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update - COVID-19 Special Edition 2

Explore how UN Entities are leveraging innovation to respond to COVID-19.
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August 15, 2022

UN Innovation Update - COVID-19 Special Edition

Explore how UN Entities are leveraging innovation to respond to COVID-19.
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August 15, 2022

Guidelines for Responsible Digital Payments

The Guidelines aim to provide a helpful tool supporting responsible practices in the move from cash to digital payments to reduce poverty and drive inclusive growth.
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August 15, 2022

Advancing Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion

The report outlines 10 policy options for governments to rapidly work towards digital financial inclusion of all women.
SDG 05: Gender Equality
SDG 01: No Poverty
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
August 15, 2022

Reaching Financial Equality for Women

A 10-point action plan for governments and businesses to rebuild stronger after COVID-19 by prioritizing women’s digital financial inclusion.
SDG 05: Gender Equality
August 15, 2022

Innovative Financing for Development in Asia and the Pacific

The report features a diverse selection of case studies illustrating the development of innovative finance in the region.
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August 15, 2022

Scanning the Horizon

This brief shares different approaches to and experiences with scanning the horizon for innovative ideas within or outside of organisations.
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