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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.


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.  


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.  


Taking the risk out of investing in wind power

In Belarus, UNDP smooths out some of the complexities of building wind farms.  


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

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


Turning the tide

Looking at new ways to bring life back to the Aral Sea.  


How to address a shrinking population

Tackling a multi-faceted development challenge.  


Thinking outside the (Climate) Box

Helping young leaders to take climate action.  


Justice for all - translating commitment to action

Reviewing SDG 16 and what it truly means to achieve justice for all.  


Sendai Target E: Just one more year to go!

How UNDP is working with countries to increase their resilience to disasters.  


Navigating the complexities of social impact bonds for the SDGs

Exploring the potential of new ways to fund sustainable development.  


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.  


Indigenous communities: Advocates in providing clean water for all

Indigenous peoples remain disproportionately affected by water insecurity and they suffer frequent violations to their water rights.  


How parliaments can work with women to create peace

The understanding of the role of gender in conflict prevention and peacebuilding has grown greatly in the past 20 years.  


Why aren't fish coming back?

Renowned author Mark Kurlansky reflects on why, despite regulation, fish populations continue to decline.  


Changing minds about domestic violence

With support from the UNDP Innovation Facility, Georgia is testing news ways of tackling violence against women.  

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