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Is inclusive smarter than smart?

Concepts of Open Data/Gov and Smart Cities have gained traction in past years, but now raise the question 'smart for who?'  


Show me the money

In part 2 we look into innovative financing mechanisms that can be used to direct investment towards sustainable Blue Economy  


Leveraging innovative finance for Caribbean blue economy growth

The ocean's economic value is estimated to reach US$3 trillion by 2030; but threats to its sustainability are increasing. How to drive sustainable growth and oceans?  


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…  


From crowdfunding to development platforms: 8 ways to make use of a networked world

It’s impossible to eradicate poverty – a complex phenomenon – without connecting different areas of expertise and partners across a wide range of thematic issues.  


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.  


Agency, ability, access Co-designing for inclusion

We need to bring in new voices, perspectives and approaches to development. We need to mobilize global and national commitments on disabilities. These are two main messages of this week’s Global…  

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