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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.


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.  


Women's work and closing the gender gap

This Mother's Day is an opportune time to reflect on the work that mothers and all women do around the world, particularly unpaid domestic chores.  


Solar panels help communities respond to drought

UNDP is working with farmers in West Africa as they adapt to the challenges of a rapidly-changing climate.  


Game plan: SDG integration

How UNDP is helping countries deliver on the SDG Agenda.  


New approaches to preventing violent extremism

All over the world poverty, discrimination, and inequalities exacerbate perceptions of exclusion and injustice and create a ‘perfect storm’ for radicalization.  


Integrating disaster and climate risk into the SDGs

As our planet becomes more vulnerable to climate change and disasters, we need a new way of thinking about risk and how to factor it into the development process.  


Is the digital divide hampering the malaria response in Africa?

In Guinea-Bissau UNDP is working with the government on an initiative to digitize health data to provide more effective, comprehensive care.  


Restoring dignity and self reliance in the world's longest displacement crisis

More than two million Somalis have been forced from their homes in one of the world’s most protracted displacement crises, now in its third decade.  


Business and gender equality; more than a moral imperative

How getting more women into business is better for the bottom line.  


Navigating the complexities of social impact bonds for the SDGs

Exploring the potential of new ways to fund sustainable development.  


Reflecting on 10 years of the International Aid Transparency Initiative

As a founding member of IATI, UNDP has been at the heart of the global transparency movement.  


How landmines hinder development

On International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a look at the way landmines further hold back already poor communities.  

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