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UNDP Transformation Series

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


Grief in the age of climate crisis

The new decade has dawned with an increasing sense of climate emergency.  


Facing complex challenges in Uruguay

Exploring integrated approaches that are better aligned with development needs.  


After Hurricane Dorian, engaging the private sector in recovery

Rebuilding infrastructure after a devastating Category Five hurricane.  


How small states can benefit from innovation

Notes from the Singapore government-hosted 9th Forum of Small States Fellowship.  


New trends in mine action

More than 600 delegates are gathered in Geneva this week to discuss ways to rid the world of landmines.  


The role of cities in a climate-resilient future

As cities take centre stage at the 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, we recognize the challenges and the opportunities.  


Cleaning Ulaanbaatar’s air

Mongolia's capital city has the most hazardous air on earth, and the health costs are staggering.  


Smart cities: Urban myth?

The 'Beautifying Sheger' initiative was launched to clean rivers and create public works in Addis Ababa.  


Breathing new life into sustainable development

Finding ways to help Libya move past more than a decade of conflict.  


The promises and perils of digital health

The potential for technology to transform health care is tremendous but advances can threaten human rights.  


The risks of biodiversity loss for cities

Biodiversity loss, coupled with climate change, poses a profound, existential planetary emergency.  


In greater effectiveness, transparency and accountability

If you are in the business of advising governments on effective institutions, value for money and transparent elections, it’s always good to have your own house in order first  


The domino effect of inequality

UNDP’s recent Human Development Report reinforces the fact that inequalities have huge and far-flung repercussions for people and nations.  


Improving the world for people with disabilities

Notes from a UNDP intern in Washington.  


Harnessing the potential of migration

Reflections on the changes in migratory patterns in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

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