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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.


After Hurricane Dorian, engaging the private sector in recovery

Rebuilding infrastructure after a devastating Category Five hurricane.  


Nurturing the next generation of sustainable leaders

Two programmes that are addressing some of the challenges we face in achieving the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda.  


Bearing witness to the scale of the climate crisis

In August 2019, I took part in a unique and tragic ceremony to mark the passing of the 700-year-old glacier Ok, northeast of Reykjavik, Iceland  


Why development results should no longer be concrete

It’s not just plastic. Concrete must also make way for nature-based 21st Century development solutions.  


What’s COP25 all about?

Government representatives, experts, youth, activists, and private sector actors from around the world are gathering this week at the annual UN climate change conference, or COP25, to work toward…  


Bahamas on the road to recovery

How UNDP is helping the Caribbean country get back on its feet.  


Disaster recovery for the disabled

How UNDP helped a visually-impaired man to recover from Nepal's 2015 earthquake.  


A UN-wide effort to leave no one behind

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


Designing plans to withstand climate change in Uruguay

Making a sustainable future for a heavily urbanized society.  


Climate adaptation: setting the stage for transformation

Incorporating the reality of climate change into nations' budgets.  


Climate change reveals underlying threats to urban water

Using water crises to redesign water systems to stem inequalities and stop waste.  


Cooperation can change everything

A more integrated, holistic approach to sustainable development must be the focus for the UN in 2019  


Managing climate and disaster risk in fragile states

Natural hazards hit all countries but people living in least developed countries and fragile states, often affected by conflict, feel them most severely.  


Communicating the climate crisis: “but what can I do?”

How to meaningfully talk about climate change.  


Risk-informed development: from crisis to resilience

How risk-informed development can insulate countries from crises, political strife, droughts, and other shocks.  

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