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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.


Elections: A first step towards democracy

Ensuring greater citizen participation to guarantee more inclusive elections in the world is one of the aspirations of the partnership that has been uniting UNDP and the European Union for the last 15…  


Mapping nature to create a global biodiversity framework

This year nature has shown that we have pushed the planet to its boundaries.  


Building back greener in Africa

African leaders highlight the opportunity for a triple dividend; reduced risk, increased resilience, and strengthened recovery.  


Business and human rights

Supporting the internationally-accepted framework for standards and practices.  


A chance for universal healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa

Coronavirus has given us more than a pause for thought on how our societies are constructed.  


Economic growth without climate action is no longer feasible

How bold climate action will improve COVID-19 economic recovery.  


The coronavirus threat to wildlife tourism and conservation

Tourism, central to thousands of conservation projects, is now under severe threat.  


How to avert the worst development crisis of this century

Six things countries and business leaders need to know.  


A crisis on top of a crisis; the fragility of Arab states

Tailoring a coronavirus response to a region already suffering from conflict, displacement, and weak health systems.  


Preparing better, fighting back, recovering stronger

The spread of COVID-19 will undoubtedly hit Africa harder than anywhere else on Earth, with long-lasting impacts that will be nothing short of catastrophic.  


Addressing the vulnerabilities that lead to HIV in young women

For many young women and girls making choices which could limit their exposure to HIV, is no simple task.  


Smart cities: Urban myth?

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


Dealing with electronic waste in developing countries

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


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.  

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