UNDP Serbia Accelerator Lab

Faced with one of the world's fastest shrinking populations, Serbia needs to redefine what it takes to be a thriving, productive society. We bring a new perspective and framing to depopulation.

Our job is to bring new ways of working to UNDP and its partners. This means new methods but also new partnerships and ways of organizing. It also means pushing the boundaries of the possible. We use collective intelligence to mobilize ideas, new insights and a wider range of information to solve problems hindering development.

We use digital technologies, new sources of data (i.e. satellite, mobile, social networks) and AI to leverage the enhanced knowledge, skills and possibilities created when people work together (e.g. the Depopulation Data Challenge).

We experiment to learn about our challenges and to be able to take actions based on our findings, by designing and running multiple interventions in parallel and extracting insights about the system as a whole. We treat interventions as opportunities to learn about a system, its dynamics and effects. (e.g. Returning Point; work on attracting digital nomads).

We build portfolios to change the trajectories of entire systems by working in parallel in several parts of the system. Strategically placed, these experiments allow us to learn about the system, anticipate uncertainty and be flexible when responding to complexity.

Our team

Kristina Nikolic
Head of Experimentation
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Drasko Draskovic
Head of Exploration
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Irena Cerovic
Head of Solutions Mapping
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Slobodan Markovic
Digital Advisor
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Our learnings

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Our partners

We would like to thank our partners for their collaborative work with the UNDP Accelerator Labs. Building and strengthening alliances is the core of UNDP and the Accelerator Labs’ model. Please reach out if you are interested in partnering with us, we would love to hear from you.

Visit the UNDP Serbia website for more information.