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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.


No more missed opportunities

Tapping the potential of UNDP's national staff through the Global Policy Network.  


Helping Zambia's farmers ditch tobacco

As the market for tobacco leaf gradually declines, innovative financing offers an opportunity to help farmers transition to better livelihoods.  


Reflecting on 10 years of the International Aid Transparency Initiative

As a founding member of IATI, UNDP has been at the heart of the global transparency movement.  


Learning smarter; a global hunt for solutions to 'frontier challenges'

How do you build the world's largest and fastest learning network for development challenges?  


Using AI to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Artificial intelligence is sometimes portrayed in apocalyptic terms as robots stealing our jobs or even our lives. But what about its uses for good?  


Reducing risk for private investment in off-grid energy

In 2011 Rwanda was literally in the dark-- 89 percent of the country, about 9.4 million people, didn’t have power. It was one of the lowest electrification rates in the world.  


Inspiring a clean power revolution

How much impact can just one clean energy change have on an entire community? It’s an idea that UNDP is testing by leading by example. And it started with a deadly epidemic.  


Technological change raises the stakes for action to leave no one behind

The 2030 Agenda presents a historic opportunity to set the world on track to a sustainable future. In twelve years’ time, a litmus test for its success will be: have we made good on the promise to…  


Sustainable forestry: Republic of Korea has lessons to offer to developing countries

From keeping our air healthier, absorbing carbon dioxide, to providing livelihoods for people, forests are good for people and planet.  


Innovative finance for the Maldives’ sustainable development

Graduating to middle-income status in 2011, how can the Maldives source its SDG finance? Islamic finance, blended finance and blue economy provide an opportunity  


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.  


Financing risk in Eurasia: Community, country and region

Risk is part and parcel of development, entwined with development and inseparable from that development. Increasingly it is recognized that an understanding and management of risk is what makes…  


The unifying power of the SDGs

If you take all of the world’s stock markets together, they have a market capitalization of more than US$76 trillion. On an average day, investors trade about $170 billion in shares through the NYSE…  


Forests: A natural solution to climate change, crucial for a sustainable future

Throughout history, times of crisis have yielded extraordinary innovation and social cooperation. Not only has this been essential for conquering many seemingly insurmountable challenges, but it has…  


Connecting efforts to achieve health and well-being for all

Last week, world leaders are met in New York to take steps towards ending the growing epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  

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