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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.


In a region with no COVID-19 cases, the pain is still felt

A tiny corner of the South Pacific struggles with the massive economic fallout of COVID-19.  


Protecting young startups during COVID-19

Seventy two percent of young people think corruption is holding back their country.  


Coming out of coronavirus with more compassion and resilience

Lessons and opportunities for India.  


Five ways to keep remittances flowing in COVID-19

Remittances account for more than 10 percent of GDP in 30 countries. It's essential to make them easier to send and receive.  


The growing urgency of shifting to a low carbon economy

As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also heed the warnings of our warming world. The imperative to change our societies in ways compatible with the boundaries our planet has set.  


After coronavirus; building a stronger, fairer India

The coronavirus COVID-19 has exposed, in the starkest way possible, non-inclusive and unsustainable growth in all countries.  


Is there a “COVID-19 dividend”?

Without question, this is first and foremost a health crisis. But it is also a crisis of opportunity.  


Earth Day and what climate action looks like during COVID-19

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day we are also faced with a pandemic unprecedented in our lifetimes.  


What Singapore can teach about an effective coronavirus response

The city state's swift response has lessons for the world.  


Notes from the frontline; how one woman survived a COVID-19 scare

A UNDP intern describes what it's like to be exposed to the virus.  


World must work together to confront COVID-19

Notes from China.  


How small states can benefit from innovation

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


Cleaning Ulaanbaatar’s air

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


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.  


Discovering viable alternatives to plastic straws

Cambodia's Accelerator Lab is on the hunt for a non-polluting alternative.  

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