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


Building Coastal Resilience through Innovation

Insurance and infrastructure generally rank toward the very bottom of the list of fun and interesting things people like talking about. Beaches and coral reefs, on the other hand, are more engaging…  


Financing the response to climate change - we all need to play our part.

“Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment…this is the absolute priority.” UN Secretary General  


How can we ensure environmental integrity for green bonds?

Lately, much attention has been directed towards green bonds and how these instruments can ease the challenge of funding countries’ climate action plans.  


Innovative finance for the Maldives’ sustainable development

Graduating to middle-income status in 2011, how can the Maldives source its SDG finance? Islamic finance, blended finance and blue economy provide an opportunity  


Accelerating NDC implementation with new partnerships

Required investments for climate actions far exceed those committed by developed countries to developing countries and require significant levels of private finance  


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  


Accelerating finance for inclusive, nature-based enterprises

UNDP partners to bridge the gap between available private sector finance and investment-ready projects  


Closing the climate finance gaps

Climate-smart business pathways present economic opportunities, but for many developing countries, the cost is great. The GCF helps countries bridge this gap.  


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…  


Eradicate poverty by breaking the curse of Africa’s unsustainable debt

Rising debt amplifies investment risk, hampers economic diversification, and undermines investment in human capital.  


Financing risk in Eurasia: Community, country and region

Risk is part and parcel of development, entwined with development and inseparable from that development. Increasingly it is recognized that an understanding and management of risk is what makes…  


Indonesia’s green sukuk

Climate Change is the defining challenge of our time. The current and projected impacts of climate change are already changing the lives of entire populations and threatening to reverse human…  


The unifying power of the SDGs

If you take all of the world’s stock markets together, they have a market capitalization of more than US$76 trillion. On an average day, investors trade about $170 billion in shares through the NYSE…  


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…  

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