Asia Pacific

 

 

The Innovation Facility supported 16 projects in UNDP Asia-Pacific that offer solutions outside of traditional project cycles. These initiatives cover a variety of thematic areas such as citizen engagement in public policy, gender-based violence, disaster risk reduction, youth unemployment, and operational efficiency. The methods employed range from app creation to crowdsourcing, gamification and human-centred design to prototype and test ideas with a variety of diferent actors.

 

 

UNDP Asia-Pacific is supporting scaling up of innovative development interventions through expanding their scope, increasing the use of their model by various development partners, mainstreaming it into policies and strengthening national capacities. The funds from the Innovation Facility were assigned in sync with the allocations from UNDP’s own scaling-up funds. In fall 2014, the Regional Bureau for Asia-Pacific brought together practitioners and managers from Country Offices that received funding from both sources for the UNDP Asia-Pacific Innovation Summit. The event included presentations from innovation experts from organisations such as the Behavioural Insights Unit (UK), UNICEF’s Innovation Lab in Kosovo, and Futurescaper and it also included a half-day exercise to assess the scaling potential of the innovation initiatives which will inform the next steps and allocation of funding in 2015.

 

 

Active Campaigns

 

  1. Bangladesh: Fifteen Million Stuck in Traffic

    by UNDP

    Integrating private sector and big data to solve traffic problems in Dhaka

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    Early stage HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN
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  2. Viet Nam: Using innovative techniques for public legal literacy outreach of law universities

    by UNDP

    Developing a prototype education and assessment tool to raise public legal literacy

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    Early stage SENSING
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  3. Bangladesh: Crowd-sourcing Flood Warning

    by UNDP

    Improving the effectiveness of flood warning and disaster response systems using mobile messages

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    Early stage CROWDSOURCING
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  4. Bhutan: Gamification for Youth Employment

    by UNDP

    Playing games for youth employment

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    Early stage GAMIFICATION
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  5. Bhutan:“Virtual Zomdu” Bringing Parliament to People

    by UNDP

    Using video conferences to enable citizens and parliamentarians to meet virtually to discuss issues of concern

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    Early stage CROWDSOURCING
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  6. China: E-waste Application turning Trash to Cash

    by UNDP

    innovative solutions to trash to cash through mobile phone app

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    Early stage BIG DATA
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  7. Global: Urban Innovation

    by UNDP

    Urban Innovation Futures workshop to discuss challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanization and climate change

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    Early stage FORESIGHT
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  8. Indonesia: Advancing Operations Business Processes - One Gate Service System

    by UNDP

    A proposed integrated system to ensure timely and accurate cost recovery of Country Office

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    Early stage APP
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  9. Indonesia: Post Disaster Needs Assessment Data Collection Mobile App

    by UNDP

    Data collection mobile App for disaster risk reduction

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    Early stage APP
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Archived Campaigns

 

  1. Maldives: Make My Island

    by UNDP

    Web/mobile platform served for crowd-sourcing, knowledge sharing and civil participation

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    Early stage CROWDSOURCING
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  2. Nepal: Use of social media & gaming against gender-based violence (GBV)

    by UNDP

    Engaging youth to question their views on masculinities and femininities, raising their awareness and try to change their attitudes

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    Early stage GAMIFICATION
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  3. Viet Nam: Using innovative techniques for public legal literacy outreach of law universities

    by UNDP

    Developing a prototype education and assessment tool to raise public legal literacy

    Read More »

    Early stage SENSING
    0 Likes
  4. Bangladesh: Crowd-sourcing Flood Warning

    by UNDP

    Improving the effectiveness of flood warning and disaster response systems using mobile messages

    Read More »

    Early stage CROWDSOURCING
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  5. China: E-waste Application turning Trash to Cash

    by UNDP

    innovative solutions to trash to cash through mobile phone app

    Read More »

    Early stage BIG DATA
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  6. Bangladesh: Fifteen Million Stuck in Traffic

    by UNDP

    Integrating private sector and big data to solve traffic problems in Dhaka

    Read More »

    Early stage HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN
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  7. Malaysia: Vehicle number plates for Tiger conservation

    by UNDP

    Conservation Vehicle Number Plates as additional funding for Conservation Fund

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    Early stage HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN
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  8. Thailand: Promoting Sustainable Livelihood of Smallholders

    by UNDP

    Linking the farmers-private companies-end users to establish a certification scheme to promote sustainable livelihood of smallholders

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    Early stage HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN
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  9. Global: Urban Innovation

    by UNDP

    Urban Innovation Futures workshop to discuss challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanization and climate change

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    Early stage FORESIGHT
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  10. Sri Lanka: Promoting Active Participation and Engagement of Youth in Policy Making

    by UNDP

    Promoting participation and engagement of youth in policy making through interactive web portal platform using NHDR as an advocacy tool

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    Early stage CROWDSOURCING
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  11. Indonesia: Advancing Operations Business Processes - One Gate Service System

    by UNDP

    A proposed integrated system to ensure timely and accurate cost recovery of Country Office

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    Early stage APP
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  12. Bhutan: Gamification for Youth Employment

    by UNDP

    Playing games for youth employment

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    Early stage GAMIFICATION
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  13. Pakistan: Monitoring and Evaluation System

    by UNDP

    An M&E Strategic Information System to help national programs and projects improve their M&E practices and the quality of data generated

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    Early stage APP
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  14. Indonesia: Post Disaster Needs Assessment Data Collection Mobile App

    by UNDP

    Data collection mobile App for disaster risk reduction

    Read More »

    Early stage APP
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  15. Bhutan:“Virtual Zomdu” Bringing Parliament to People

    by UNDP

    Using video conferences to enable citizens and parliamentarians to meet virtually to discuss issues of concern

    Read More »

    Early stage CROWDSOURCING
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