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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.


Time to radically change the status quo

One out of three women experience physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Can innovation change the status quo?  


Sustainable forestry: Republic of Korea has lessons to offer to developing countries

From keeping our air healthier, absorbing carbon dioxide, to providing livelihoods for people, forests are good for people and planet.  


Uniting against corruption

Corruption hinders development, from resources lost to eroding the legitimacy of public institutions. It is time to build the global anti-corruption momentum.  


Taking global action against illicit financial flows

Domestic public resources are fundamental for development financing, but are widely undermined by illicit financial activities; how can the international community act to transform financial systems…  


Towards a more proactive approach to preventing violent extremism

Violent extremism remains a persistent threat to many societies and it has spread across countries, regions and conflicts. More than ever, the world needs a strong and coordinated UN that can fulfill…  


The 'whole of islands' approach

Einstein pointed out that “the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” When sea-levels rise, resources run thin and politics enters the conversation, however, our…  


Shattering glass ceilings – and walls

Halfway through fourth grade, I opened my report card and saw that my teacher had given me a C for ‘behaviour’. Understandably, it shocked my parents. I had always gotten top grades in class. I was…  


Co-financing for health and development – an affordable innovation

The implementation of the post-2015 development agenda will call on countries to be more resourceful than ever, including improving efficiencies and leveraging increased domestic resources in…  

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