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UNDP Transformation Series

The UNDP Transformation Series gathers progressive ideas and voices on achieving the 2030 Agenda through UNDP's Strategic Plan.


Show me the money

In part 2 we look into innovative financing mechanisms that can be used to direct investment towards sustainable Blue Economy  


Leveraging innovative finance for Caribbean blue economy growth

The ocean's economic value is estimated to reach US$3 trillion by 2030; but threats to its sustainability are increasing. How to drive sustainable growth and oceans?  


Building Africa’s capacities to tax diamonds with Tax Inspectors Without Borders

Domestic resources are the largest and most important source of finance for sustainable development. In the developing world as a whole, domestic revenues exceeded US$7 trillion in 2014, compared to…  


Meeting the urban finance challenge

Many of the investments needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda are made at the subnational level, especially by cities.  


Building back better requires supportive international finance

Last month, hurricanes Maria and Irma laid waste to the Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Dominica, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin and many more. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of…  


The pros and cons of ethical debt instruments

In May, the World Bank issued the world’s first bond linked explicitly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Labelling them “SDG bonds”, the bank raised 163 million euros from institutional…  


From ‘Spice Isle’ to ‘blue innovation’ hub: Grenada’s vision for the future

The Caribbean country of Grenada, known by many as ‘Spice Isle’ for its production of nutmeg, cloves and other exotic spices is now setting its sights on being known as a world leader for innovation…  

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