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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.


Not a pipe dream: Gender equality and the end of AIDS

Agnes Lungu, 56, and her husband married off their 15-year old daughter. Up until this day she regrets this decision.  


Universal health coverage is out of reach unless we eliminate discrimination

According to WHO and the World Bank, half the world still lacks access to essential health services. Non-discriminatory health services can help people feel safe and comfortable in seeking health…  


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…  


How progress on AIDS shapes the road to universal health coverage

At the turn of the millennium, only 625,000 people worldwide had access to HIV treatment. Millions died slow painful deaths because lifesaving drugs weren’t available to those that needed them. Cost…  


Health and well-being for the world’s poor: Making the case for tobacco taxation

Tobacco taxes have emerged as a proven gold standard intervention to stem the rising tide of health and development challenges.  

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