Sustainable Development

Publications listed by date

  • Africa-Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Network: Monthly NewslettersSep 1, 2015This monthly newsletter aims to keep the practitioners and decision-makers engaged in different aspects of drought risk management (DRM) at local, national, regional and broader levels in the loop on the enormous volume of news and information emerging on DRM especially in Africa and Asia.

  • UNDP Innovation FacilityUNDP Innovation FacilityAug 14, 2015in 2014 UNDP launched the Innovation Facility, a dedicated funding mechanism that nurtures promising development interventions on the ground. A diverse global team based in Addis Ababa, Amman, Bangkok, Istanbul, New York and Panama scans the horizon to identify promising approaches and technologies used by the private and public sector.

  • Towards Green and Inclusive ProsperityTowards Green and Inclusive ProsperityAug 13, 2015This report contributes new insights into the growing body of literature on inclusive green economy approaches as a key means for eradicating poverty and advancing the evolving post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

  • Indonesia Palm Oil Platform Newsletter June 2015Indonesia Palm Oil Platform Newsletter June 2015Jul 31, 2015The Indonesia Palm Oil Platform (InPOP) was set up in October 2014 by the Ministry of Agriculture to promote sustainability in the national palm oil supply chain. InPOP provides an open and transparent forum for all palm oil sector stakeholders - the government, the private sector, farmer communities, financial institutions and civil society - to agree and act on a common agenda that will maximise palm oil productivity (especially for smallholders) while mitigating the negative environemnt impacts. The first Newsletter was published in June 2015 to present the preliminary outcomes of the discussions of the four Working Groups laucnhed by the platform focusing on: smallholder capacity, the environment, governance and the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) scheme.

  • Risk-Informed Finance for Development - Enhancing risk management and resilience through GDP-linked official lendingJul 10, 2015

  • Discussion Paper: Risk-Informed Finance for DevelopmentDiscussion Paper: Risk-Informed Finance for DevelopmentJul 9, 2015This paper considers whether GDP-linked official external public debt can help address some of the challenges that developing countries face when managing international financial flows.

  • Financing for Development and Small Island Developing States: A Snapshot and Ways ForwardFinancing for Development and Small Island Developing States: A Snapshot and Ways ForwardJul 9, 2015This paper provides a snapshot of development financing in small island developing States (SIDS). It aims to inform and reinvigorate international policy debates around how SIDS can finance – and meet – the world’s new sustainable development agenda, the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). It reviews recent key data on domestic and international financial flows, such as development and climate aid, foreign direct investment, remittances, tax revenues and savings. It also explores in detail some SIDS’ continued struggles to maintain debt sustainability. All SIDS regions, namely the Caribbean, Pacific, and Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea (AIMS) countries are included in our evaluation.

  • Financing for Development and UNDPFinancing for Development and UNDPJul 9, 2015UNDP has a large portfolio of work on financing for development (FfD); from supporting countries to access and programme environmental finance, to working with aid providers and recipients to exchange knowledge and make development cooperation more effective, to carrying out research and policy advice on debt sustainability, to maximizing the potential of private finance. We are also involved in a wide range of important and much-valued partnerships.

  • Perspectives on Finance for Development: A Blog SeriesPerspectives on Finance for Development: A Blog SeriesJul 8, 2015In this blog series, our experts share their thoughts and lessons learned on key financing for development issues, in the run-up to the UN’s Third International Financing for Development Conference in July 2015.

  • The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015Jul 6, 2015The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year.

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