UNDP Annual Report 2019
As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
May 14, 2021
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacts societies, economies and business around the world. Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), as the backbone of Serbian economy, are particularly vulnerable to the economic consequences of the pandemic. Returning to business as usual after the pandemic is not an option in the face of the ongoing climate and biodiversity crises. As a result, the concept of green recovery has emerged, with the aim to “build forward better”. Green economy transition and the financing for recovery from COVID-19 is a major challenge, but also an opportunity for changing unsustainable patterns of resource consumption. This publication offers practical insights into challenges and opportunities associated with Serbian MSMEs green investments. To identify the existing potentials, shortcomings, and needs that MSMEs have in making green investments, UNDP Serbia and EU Delegation performed a qualitative and quantitative research in the period September 2020 - February 2021 with the Serbian MSMEs, commercial banks and international financial institutions (IFIs). The results allow for drawing concrete measures for businesses, domestic financial sector and policy makers in order to scale-up sustainable finance for MSMEs in Serbia while supporting the post COVID-19 recovery of the economy.
Mar 22, 2021
This study intends to close this gap and set the scene for discussion about the position of on-demand platform workers in Serbia while comprehensively investigating the characteristics of on-demand platform work via mobile apps through the lens of the Decent Work Agenda (DWA).
Feb 9, 2021
The Roadmap for Circular Economy in Serbia is a process aiming to gather, promote and connect the identified stakeholders whose knowledge, innovation and creativity can contribute to a faster transition to circular economy. This document is a guide to circular economy transition models that equally focus on profit, environmental protection and preservation of resources. Economic, social and environmental dimensions are given equal importance. The goal of the Roadmap is to encourage manufacturing with the use of circular business models, to motivate the industry to create new jobs, and to improve doing business by finding innovative and sustainable solutions for the market. The intention of this document is to inspire the society to consider systemic changes in mindset, culture and attitude toward resources, as well as to encourage the political decision-makers to commit to altering the public policies and discourse in the context of circular economy. This is the initial document aiming to start the dialogue between decision-makers, industry representatives, academia and civil society. Its purpose is to delineate the steps and timeline for the future transition, with the use of digital tools.