Interview with UNDP/GF TB project Laboratory Specialist

The UNDP/Global Fund ТВ Project Laboratory Specialist speaking about the achievements of the joint efforts to control TB in Turkmenistan  

Strengthening social workforce capacity in Turkmenistan

“Good social work carries unique, professional, and humanistic qualities [of social service workforce] in all its aspects: knowledge, skills and relations,” notes head of the training team who…  

Marking 3 December 2020. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

What do local NGOs in Turkmenistan do to support PWDs?  

Interview with UNDP Human Rights Expert

UNDP Human Rights Expert Irina Liczek talks about her experience working in Turkmenistan on human rights  

Sustainable Cities - territory of the future

A sustainable city is a strategic planning, looking to the future, and caring for future generations  

How UNDP / GEF project and Ministry of Agriculture improve desert livestock

‘Serdar’ livestock farm in Chardzhev etrap of Lebap velayat was chosen to improve its adaptation practices in the face of climate change in the breeding of small ruminants in arid regions.  

Molecular tests for TB detection: What’s new?

Drug-resistant tuberculosis remains a public health problem worldwide  

Interview with the specialist on water resources management

The goal of our project is to transfer knowledge to farmers about the advantages and disadvantages of each type of technology  

UNDP project promotes research development on water saving technologies

Over the last years, Turkmenistan pays great attention to the development of water-saving irrigation technologies in cultivation of agricultural crops.  

Who recycles what in Turkmenistan?

The joint project of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Agriculture and environment protection funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF) work in the area of waste…  

Interview with the Head of the Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the City of Turkmenbashi, Muhammetaly Miraliev

Since last year, our department has been working closely with the United Nations Development Program on youth project funded by the Government of Japan.  

Establishing Office of Ombudsman, Experience, Pitfalls and Lessons Learned

UNDP International Expert George Tugushi talks about what it means to be an Ombudsman, appointment, hardships and achievements.  

Kaahka water pipeline transferred to local authorities

The construction of the nearly 15 km of gravity water pipeline Hivaabad-Kaahka was completed in 2018. The work was implemented within the framework of a joint project of the State Committee for Water…  

People with unlimited abilities

This initiative is a contribution to the fight against social stigma around people with disabilities. The goal of each story is to illustrate a personal history of a person who overcomes the burden of…  

UNDP Holds Fourth Interactive Dialogue

Topics of the Interactive Dialogue included e-government, e-commerce, modern business management systems, information technology education and electronic marketing.  

Strategic planning brings sustainable financial development to public association

The Centre to Support People with Disabilities of Turkmenistan received a grant of $ 65,000 from the Japanese Embassy for the construction of a greenhouse for growing vegetables.  

Economic empowerment toward prevention of radicalization

The role of youth in development of the country shall not be underestimated. Youth is a powerful tool for promotion of economic growth and establishing political stability. To ensure a wide scale of…  

About MPI and Turkmenistan’s development

The 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) paints a detailed picture of poverty around the globe  

5 things I've learned at UNDP

UNDP intern about her internship  

Interview with Gozel Atamuradova, Land Management Specialist “Supporting the implementation of climate change legal reform”

The project's approach to enhancing institutional capacity for adaptation focuses on practical tools and principles for land and water management.  

Djapar Karaev, Leading Specialist of the project “Strengthening the National Potential of Turkmenistan for Seismic Risk Assessment, Prevention and Response to Potential Earthquakes”

The project aims to develop and implement an integrated strategic approach to assess the seismic hazard and risks in Turkmenistan and will assist the Government in strengthening the capacity of…  

From idea to business

From the moment of coming up with an idea to having a wholesome company, a start-up needs to go through a rather complicated path.  

Interview with Alexei Zakharov, UNDP/GEF project advisor on Sustainable Cities

An ideal sustainable city is the one that has zero carbon emission footprint on the Planet’s wellbeing. That means the city generates energy for its needs from renewable sources, such as hydro, solar,…  

Interactive Dialogue "Sustainable Cities - Why is it important?"

The participants from private and public sector shared their own experiences and called upon to stand for sustainable and inclusive society.  

Enabling the disabled in Turkmenistan: Public-Private-International Partnership

Special post from the witness of the first ever Career Fair Tariq Saeedi, News Central Asia  

e-Interview with Sabir Agabalayev on implementation of Goal 16 in Turkmenistan

e-Interview with Sabir Agabalayev, Deputy Director Keik Okara on implementation of Goal 16 in Turkmenistan  

Interview with Ben Slay on Development Finance

Ben Slay is a Senior Advisor UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC)  

On statistics and modern standards for the evaluation of housing services in the system of national accounts

Irina Solovyova and Victoria Glushkova from Rosstat clarify what is evaluation of housing services in the system of national accounts  

How much do we know about TB?

In Turkmenistan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan with the upgrade of rapid molecular detection laboratories.…  

8 March: Empowering Stories of Women of Turkmenistan

Beautiful, talented, successful and modest – the women of Turkmenistan achieve outstanding results but rarely talk about it. In honour of International Women’s Day, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNODC invited…  

Voicing Women Successes to Empower the Community

“It is vital that we have roles models to follow and that we identify them within our smaller communities. These are the people who inspire and drive change and who are backing up the societal…  

Ideal Civil Service Academy or a Place for the Best Civil Servants

The concept of civil service was born during the reign of Peter the Great. However, the elements of the modern Academy of Civil Service and Management were conceived in the party schools that existed…  

Electronic Management System - First Step Towards Simplified Access to Justice

During the course of 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan implemented a joint project “Cooperation in implementation of the NHRAP for 2016-2020…  

Digital Educational Environment: International Experience and National Practices

Within the framework of the joint project of the Civil Service Academy under the President of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), work continues with the ongoing…  

New Methods and Technologies in the Study of Tuberculosis

The annual conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is the world's largest gathering of doctors, health program managers, researchers and activists working to end…  

The Modern Landmark to Fight Climate Change Effects in Turkmenistan

Anyone visiting Turkmenistan remembers it for its culture, brightness of colors, welcoming people and the heat. Steadily increasing of air temperature and reduced rainfall are caused by climate…  

Turkmenistan aims at improving energy efficiency in construction

The Ministry of construction and architecture of Turkmenistan is consistently improving the designing of energy-efficient facilities for industrial and civil purposes, Turkmen media reported. The…  

Expert Opinion on Financial Reporting Methodologies

There are global standards which are called International standards of financial reporting. It is a long and complicated document and unfortunately, not all of the standards are applicable in the…  

Here is why fair trial and the rule of law matter

The right to fair trial is in the core of the human rights protection system because only courts can restore violated rights. UNDP expert explains the importance of fair trial and the rule of law.  

How to Make Cities Safe and Sustainable?

In 2008, for the first time, the number of the urban population in the world has exceed the rural population. By 2050, that figure will have risen to 6.5 billion people – two-thirds of the humans on…  

Expert opinion on UNDP’s “Social Inclusion through Leadership Skills for Disabled Women in Turkmenistan”

On average, 10% of the population of the world has some form of disability. But how many persons with disabilities do you see on the streets? Social exclusion, low educational attainment,…  

Expert opinion on energy saving technologies and practices in Turkmenistan

The fossil fuels burned by people for various needs contribute to the environmental degradation of our planet. The housing sector consumes 30-40% of total number of energy resources. Moreover, this…  

Expert opinion to support the preparation of the Common Core Document of Turkmenistan

The Common Core Document is a general report that Turkmenistan will submit to all the Committees, as it talks about the geographical, political, economic, religious, cultural and legal context of the…  

Expert opinion on work of the public associations in Central Asia

Some people believe that civil society is a composition of the public organizations. In my opinion, civil society is a characteristic of the level of tolerance, transparency, importance of the public…  

Psychological Help to Bring MDR-TB Patients back to Treatment

Starting from 2013, UNDP and the NRCS provide support to MDR-TB patients to complete the full course of medical treatment. The support includes home visits and phone consultations with patients to…  

On the Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2016

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports and promotes the rights of the persons with disabilities striving to create inclusive societies with equal economic opportunities and…  

The Living Legends of Nohur

Project monitoring and evaluation process often focuses on outputs, numerical results and delivery in monetary value. Thus, through this blog, I would like to share what I see in terms of human impact…  

“Give them something to talk about”

Student debate is a culture and an art. While a student at the American University- Central Asia in 2008-2013, I saw many of my fellow Turkmen engaging into the art of debate. For more than two…  

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