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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.


A lasting commitment to development

Exploring integrated approaches to tackling the complex interrelationships that underscore Myanmar's development context  


Finance, partnerships and innovation: Large ocean states pave the way to the 2030 Agenda

The recent review of the Samoa Pathway unraveled exciting partnerships, innovative finance mechanism and stronger collaboration  


Strengthening global cooperation for the SDGs

Recovery and resilience in the Caribbean and Asia, advancing agricultural development in Africa - through it new International Development Cooperation Agency, China works with UNDP to drive the SDGs.  


Business goals and SDGs go hand in hand

More and more companies recognize the SDGs as levers for innovation, growth and better competitive performance. If we are to achieve the Goals by 2030, it is not a question of whether to involve the…  


The fourth sector: Can business unusual deliver on the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are impossible to achieve unless we figure out how to resolve an inherent contradiction between two realities.  


Universal health coverage: Connecting the dots between innovation and delivery

Achieving universal health coverage requires connecting the dots between innovation and delivery, ensuring that new medicines, diagnostics and vaccines are developed and ultimately reach the people…  


Artificial intelligence and the future of our work

Marking the coming of the fourth industrial revolution, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is permeating every major industry from healthcare to transportation, education, finance and insurance.  


In the business of building resilience

As frequently volatile storms, floods and droughts indicate, the impact of both climate change and natural hazard risks is growing. Addressing these challenges, and ensuring that countries are able to…  


UNDP’S new Strategic Plan is a chance to rethink and refocus

On a Wednesday morning in late June, I got an email from HQ requesting that come to New York from Bangkok to help with the drafting of UNDP’s new Strategic Plan. I said yes, of course. The email was…  


Islamic finance: An innovative avenue for financing the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seeks to eradicate poverty in all its forms, promote sustained and inclusive economic growth and ensure social development and environmental protection…  

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