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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.


Learning from the clownfish and the sea anemone

In the Maldives, famous for its azure waters, UNDP and it's partners are working working hard to maintain a healthy marine ecosystem.  


Indigenous rights: the pathway to a livable planet

On International Day of Forests we recognize the critical role that indigenous peoples play in managing these vital ecosystems.  


Designing for water sustainability in one of the world's driest regions

On World Water Day we look at how UNDP is working with countries in the Arab region to create sustainable water supplies.  


The connection between gender equality and climate change

How getting more women into work--and especially positions of leadership--can help companies prosper and move to a sustainable future.  


What can data do for climate change?

UNEA 4 begins meeting in Kenya with the goal of making our social, political, and economic systems more sustainable.  


Closing the green finance gap

Climate finance has emerged as one of the greatest opportunities for Arab states to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.  


Imagining and planning for the cities of the future

Over the next 25 years, the number of people living in cities will rise to six billion. As they become more densely populated, resources will be further stressed and the vulnerable will suffer the…  


Adopting a cedar tree brings diaspora money home

In 2018 the UNDP Innovation Facility issued a Call for Proposals to promote development through the innovative use of Artificial Intelligence, big data, behavioural insights and impact financing. A…  


Talking about climate change: walking the line between hope and despair

How does the UN talk about climate change? Balancing positive and negative news and inspiring people to act.  


Allowing ‘The Lungs of Europe’ to breathe again

Belarus's '10-year challenge' shows a stunning comeback for the country's ancient wetlands.  


Islamic finance for social good

From almsgiving to endowments and interest-free loans, how centuries-old Islamic ways of giving can tackle modern challenges.  


How the digital finance revolution can drive sustainable development

What do the SDGs and the digitalization of the world's financial systems have in common? More than you might think.  


A lasting commitment to development

Exploring integrated approaches to tackling the complex interrelationships that underscore Myanmar's development context  


Finance, partnerships and innovation: Large ocean states pave the way to the 2030 Agenda

The recent review of the Samoa Pathway unraveled exciting partnerships, innovative finance mechanism and stronger collaboration  


Strengthening global cooperation for the SDGs

Recovery and resilience in the Caribbean and Asia, advancing agricultural development in Africa - through it new International Development Cooperation Agency, China works with UNDP to drive the SDGs.  

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