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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.


A UN-wide effort to leave no one behind

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


Overcoming roadblocks to insurance, risk finance, and development

Recognizing the role of the insurance industry to protect and invest in development.  


What difference can a multinational make?

Examining the benefits of the inclusive business model.  


Nigeria must lead on climate change

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


Reviving an ancient irrigation system to meet climate change

In the last decade Sri Lanka has been experiencing severe shifts in seasonal rainfall, increased floods and droughts.  


Thinking outside the (Climate) Box

Helping young leaders to take climate action.  


Beyond profit: how SDG Impact helps the private sector

When profits alone are no longer the measure of success, what other metrics will the private sector use to demonstrate their impact on well-being, or income, or the environment?  


The pressing need for a global digital ecosystem

We are at pivotal moment in the stewardship of the planet.  


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.  


Green, profitable, sustainable: Ecuador showcases ideas for transforming societies

Latin America Green Awards point the way to a climate-friendly future.  


Why multilateralism matters

Today’s global challenges, be they climate change, poverty and inequality, or migration, are growing and they affect rich and poor countries alike.  


Climate change in Asia and the Pacific. What's at stake?

Many Asia-Pacific nations are coping with climate change while at the same time trying to raise living standards.  


Climate adaptation: setting the stage for transformation

Incorporating the reality of climate change into nations' budgets.  


The climate crisis is not just for governments; let's talk business

Creating a robust business case for the private sector to join the fight.  


Investing in justice for women

Understanding and addressing the common problems women face.  

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