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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.


Informal innovation: It’s not a bug, it’s a feature

History has shown that small innovations, taken together, can have big results.  


Open- or closed-source?

Exploring the role that digital can play in fighting COVID-19.  


Traditional and modern ways to approach COVID-19 in Algeria

What can a small village teach us about a pandemic response?  


Is there a “COVID-19 dividend”?

Without question, this is first and foremost a health crisis. But it is also a crisis of opportunity.  


COVID-19: A reminder of the power of hope and solidarity

The coronavirus pandemic can be the moment the world pushes back against fear and isolationism.  


Crowdsourcing meets the needs of vulnerable families

As coronavirus cases rise in Ecuador, UNDP's Accelerator Lab responds.  


How to soften the impact of coronavirus during conflict

A coordinated UN response plan supports Libyans already besieged by crisis.  


In greater effectiveness, transparency and accountability

If you are in the business of advising governments on effective institutions, value for money and transparent elections, it’s always good to have your own house in order first  


Ensuring sustainable solutions to combatting corruption

Learning from our work in the past decade, we have identified four key areas of interventions : SDG16 and anti-corruption; technology and innovation; business integrity; and social accountability.  


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.