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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.


“Our future is at stake.”

During Australia's catastrophic bush fires, UNDP Ocean Advocate Cody Simpson makes an impassioned plea for climate action.  


Dealing with electronic waste in developing countries

Helping Tanzania to establish systematic collection and processing of phones and tablets.  


What's happening to the middle class in Eastern Europe?

A look at the trends in income disparity since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  


Reviving the pocket parks of Nepal

UNDP's Accelerator Lab cleans up abandoned spaces.  


New approaches to address forced displacement

Broader partnerships are needed to end forced displacement and to prevent it from occurring in the first place.  


Frugal innovation offers an opportunity to democratize electricity

How a remote Vanuatu island is revolutionizing solar energy.  


Harnessing the power of business to advocate for change

Consumers are now more than ever likely to expect companies to act in socially responsibly ways.  


Nurturing the next generation of sustainable leaders

Two programmes that are addressing some of the challenges we face in achieving the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda.  


How to build and sustain peace

Latin America grapples with issues that are leading to a rise in conflict.  


Partner visibility and the curious case of an international school in DR Congo

Recently, pressures for "donor visibility" have begun to mount due in part to the rise of the internet and the globalization of information.  


Supporting refugees through development solutions

Using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as our framework, we are working with our partners to prevent, end and resolve forced displacement.  


Bearing witness to the scale of the climate crisis

In August 2019, I took part in a unique and tragic ceremony to mark the passing of the 700-year-old glacier Ok, northeast of Reykjavik, Iceland  


Ensuring sustainable solutions to combatting corruption

Learning from our work in the past decade, we have identified four key areas of interventions : SDG16 and anti-corruption; technology and innovation; business integrity; and social accountability.  


Why development results should no longer be concrete

It’s not just plastic. Concrete must also make way for nature-based 21st Century development solutions.  


What’s COP25 all about?

Government representatives, experts, youth, activists, and private sector actors from around the world are gathering this week at the annual UN climate change conference, or COP25, to work toward…  

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