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  • Beautiful CetinjeBeautiful CetinjeJun 30, 2015The challenge of the century for Montenegro is to make resources go further – to do more with less. In order to be competitive economically, in order to create decent jobs and invest in health and education for its citizens, and in order to safeguard the unique natural resources it has been blessed with, Montenegro should aggressively address and cut inefficiencies, invest in clean energy production, local food production and the tourism industry.

  • Flood affected communities taking more active role in emergency situationsFlood affected communities taking more active role in emergency situationsJun 30, 2015The trainings and the equipment are just one element of a wider and more complex story about preparedness for floods. On a broader level, UNDP along with the Sector of Emergency Management has supported 12 hazard prone municipalities in developing Flood Assessments and Preparedness Plans.

  • In Montenegro, legal aid services make justice accessible for allIn Montenegro, legal aid services make justice accessible for allJun 30, 2015In Montenegro, the cost of filing a lawsuit is so prohibitive, pursuing justice without assistance is nearly impossible for the average person. The situation is even more precarious for women victims of domestic violence, who may be afraid of revenge from the perpetrator or be unready to discuss and re-live their experience in front of a court of law.

  • Making Houses Energy Efficient and LegalMaking Houses Energy Efficient and LegalJun 30, 2015Energy efficiency and illegal housing settlements are not often linked. But since Monte-negro has significant challenges from both, an innovative solution has been to do just that.

  • Montenegro: Defence reform ushers in greater securityMontenegro: Defence reform ushers in greater securityJun 30, 2015Lessons learned in Montenegro are being used in other countries in South-eastern Europe (Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia etc), spread through OSCE and UNDP support.

  • Ten years of Capacity Development Programme in MontenegroTen years of Capacity Development Programme in MontenegroJun 30, 2015CDP established a reputation for responding with quality, quickly, and inexpensively, to particular demands from the central administration for short-term expertise needed to expedite innovative aspects of public policy, and ensure its efficient and user-friendly delivery.

  • Tourism Cross-border Project Connects Outdoor Destinations in Montenegro and CroatiaTourism Cross-border Project Connects Outdoor Destinations in Montenegro and CroatiaJun 30, 2015Montenegro and Croatia, both popular tourist destinations, share a narrow land and maritime border. Although tourism and the related services are the main inputs for economic development of the area, there has not been much cross-border cooperation between Croatia and Montenegro over the past decades. Investments in the past to promote the exceptional natural and cultural value of the area have been limited. The region lacks well-trained human resources and has underdeveloped communication and distribution channels.

  • Towards Social Inclusion in Šavnik: Montenegro’s Forgotten RegionTowards Social Inclusion in Šavnik: Montenegro’s Forgotten RegionJun 30, 2015The number of old, lonely and ill people unable to meet their own basic needs continues to grow in rural areas of Montenegro, some of which not connected by any sort of organized transport. Social exclusion has been recognized by the Government of Montenegro as one of major societal challenges, and its eradication has been made one of key priorities.

  • environmentalsecurityenvironmentalsecurityJun 30, 2015Small community, consisting of just a little bit more than eight thousands people living in a post-mining town in the north of Montenegro, has been gradually opening its doors for environmentally friendly development.

  • hivaidshivaidsJun 30, 2015It was sad to see some even older kids meeting Santa for the first time in their lives. When you see sparkles in the eyes of a 10 year old who believes Santa came that day just to be with them, you simply know that the opening of the centre was a meaningful and justified thing to do.