Knowledge & Innovation in UNDP

  • Innovation

    During the week of 22 September 2014, more than 20 UNDP Country Offices hosted events with national partners, colleagues and external experts to accelerate innovation for development. The SHIFT Week of Innovation Action is an initiative of UNDP’s Innovation Facility. This Facility is designed to offer the organization and its collaborators across the globe with technical and financial support to explore and try new approaches to increasingly complex development challenges.more 

  • Knowledge Management

    The key objective of KM in UNDP is to drive UNDP’s global leadership in achieving the seven outcomes of the Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan 2014-2017 re-aligns UNDP’s attention on a set of priority areas around Sustainable Development Pathways, Inclusive and Effective Democratic Governance and Resilience, to position UNDP more distinctively as a thought leader in the global development debate, and increase its impact on development results.more 

Our Stories


Moldova’s innovation hub: Changing the way we police

In June this year we launched our Innovation Facility with generous support from the Government of Denmark. The initiatives we fund involve end users as designers of solutions which are put directly to the test in various countries across the world... more 


Games and apps that build peace

When I was in Liberia last year, my national colleagues were making fun of me because of my ancient Nokia, compared to their flash phones. I will admit that I could use an upgrade, but I was struck by how ubiquitous smart phones have become – even in developing countries... more 


Do-it-yourself Sustainable Development: The SDGs go DIY

With the proposal for Sustainable Development Goals now available for all members of the General Assembly to consider further, the question on many of our minds is: where to next? more 


L’innovation au service des jeunes entrepreneurs. Découvrez le bus LIDÉ!

Après avoir participé à l’atelier du PNUD sur l’innovation au Monténégro en 2013, je suis revenue très motivée pour développer un projet novateur qui pourrait être financé par le fonds pour l’innovation mis en place grâce au gouvernement danois... more 


Loud and clear: Rethinking service design in Georgia

On the heels of SHIFT, UNDP's Week of Innovation Action, we tried to answer some basic questions: Why do we need it all? Why should we do innovation work in development?... more 


Bangladesh | Crowdsourcing flash-flood warnings that race the waters downstream

Alerting people about the imminent onrush of flash floods in northern Bangladesh (located along the highest rainfall zone in South Asia) would help save lives especially those of the elderly and children from the rush of oncoming waters... more