Environment

Crowdfunding and aid: How giving a little can have a huge impact?

16 Dec 2015

PHOTO: UNHCR/ A.McConnell
Crowdfunding is creating a new space in international aid, which allows individuals from everywhere in the world to participate in global development efforts. There are numerous benefits to this in comparison to traditional aid mechanisms. … Read more

Buying in a sustainable manner: All it takes is a little bit of green

16 Dec 2015

Did you know that public procurement on the EU level amounts to € 1000 billion per year? In the EU, the public purchase of goods and services has been estimated to account for 16% of GDP. In 2014 Croatia spent EUR 5,5 billion on public procurement. … Read more

UNDPCrowd - a New Kid on the Block?

11 Dec 2015

Do we want to be able to give people what they need, do it fast and efficient? Then we need to urgently set-up an alternative finance research unit and start trying how this works in real time with real people. We need to be THE new kid on the block! … Read more

With a little help from my friends: Crowdfunding Academy in Croatia

19 Nov 2015

Let’s take a look at the next round of participants for UNDP’s Global Crowdfunding Academy.Although the competition was really strong, we have chosen 11 teams with the projects that inspired us most. From green solutions to local peacebuilders, let’s meet teams from around the world that want to change their community with some help from the crowd. … Read more

Sailing towards 2020: Building a sustainable future for the EU fisheries

01 Apr 2015

Photo: property of FARNET
The romantic views of fishermen who spend the entire nights in the open sea to feed their families have long been replaced by some other images as the fishing communities throughout the European Union face many challenges. … Read more