UNDP Transformation Series

To deliver on the 2030 Agenda, UNDP has laid out a new Strategic Plan that provides the blueprint for a bold and steady transformation of the…

The SDGs need a new measure of GDP

One of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is achieving economic growth. The target of goal 8 is to achieve “at least 7 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth per annum in the…  

Avoid stigma when measuring SDG achievements

At the upcoming United Nations Summit, member states will reach an agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Development practitioners will then engage in monitoring the…  

The perils of commodity price volatility

Since 2011, the price of oil has fallen by 51%. Copper, coal and iron ore prices have dropped by 38%, 53% and 67%, respectively. Commodity dependent countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are facing serious…  

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