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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.


Launch of the Global Parliamentary Handbook on Women, Peace and Security

Members of parliament have an important role to play as peacebuilders.  


Urbanizing Africa; avoiding pitfalls and embracing opportunities

Planning for a future where 1.2 billion Africans live in cities.  


A UN-wide effort to leave no one behind

How the CADRI partnerhip is helping countries invest in disaster risk reduction.  


Nigeria must lead on climate change

That climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity today is no longer in doubt.  


No more 'make, take and dispose'

Promoting the benefits of a circular economy.  


From coast to coast; Costa Rica and Cote D'Ivoire work together on reforestation

UNDP matchmakes a partnership to increase forest cover, encourage better livelihoods, and combat climate change.  


How to stop deadly outbreaks of diseases like Ebola

Building resilient health systems is just as important as developing new technologies to address the health challenges faced by the world’s most vulnerable populations.  


Climate adaptation: setting the stage for transformation

Incorporating the reality of climate change into nations' budgets.  


Stimulating investment in African economies

Helping countries to benefit from their rich genetic and biological resources.  


No more missed opportunities

Tapping the potential of UNDP's national staff through the Global Policy Network.  


Boosting private investment in the SDGs

A Ugandan business survey highlights the progress and sustainable development opportunities of private investment in developing countries.  


Making 'inclusiveness' truly inclusive

The need to think more laterally about the notion of inclusiveness in disaster risk reduction.  


Addressing the root causes of inequality

The global response has not been ambitious enough to achieve inequality targets.  


Helping Zambia's farmers ditch tobacco

As the market for tobacco leaf gradually declines, innovative financing offers an opportunity to help farmers transition to better livelihoods.  


Risk-informed development: from crisis to resilience

How risk-informed development can insulate countries from crises, political strife, droughts, and other shocks.  

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