About this series

The world is transforming. So are we.


Imagine a world without poverty. Imagine a world without violence and where we all can live to our fullest potential. What would it take to make this vision a reality?

We are living through extraordinary times, and the world is dealing with challenges that are massive in scale, rapidly growing and not easily remedied.

Founded on the principle of leaving no one behind, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the response to the realities of the modern world. It recognizes that no individual person, government, UN agency or civil society organization can hope to solve such difficult, interlinked development challenges alone. Real solutions will require us all to work better together, at all levels.

To deliver on the 2030 Agenda, UNDP has laid out a new Strategic Plan that provides the blueprint for a bold and steady transformation of the organization’s work. The UNDP Transformation Series gathers progressive ideas and voices on achieving the 2030 Agenda through UNDP's Strategic Plan. In this series, our staff and partners share innovative approaches, critical thought pieces and real-world results.


5 lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the 2030 Agenda

The complex problems of the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean all deal with the dilemma of either “improving the cactus” or “transforming the desert”.  


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…  


Moon shots, missions and mainstreaming: 4 lessons from 4 years of innovation investments at UNDP

To protect this planet and create prosperity for all, we need moon shots and puddle jumps. The newly-released 2017–2018 Annual Review of the UNDP Innovation Facility under the same title calls for…  

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