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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.


Between glass ceilings and glass walls

Women's leadership in public institutions.  


COVID-19; an opportunity to re-think disaster risk governance

Lessons from the Dominican Republic.  


Secondary impact modelling; long term learning from COVID-19

Using data to help countries plan, respond, and reduce risk.  


Building forward from COVID-19 towards the ambition of the 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda came into being five years ago. Never before had world leaders pledged common action and endeavour across such a broad and universal policy agenda  


Nature loss is risky business

One of the top three ranked risks in the world in terms of potential impact.  


Putting nature at the heart of business and finance

When businesses prioritize nature, it unlocks US$10.1 trillion in financial opportunity and will create 395 million jobs by 2030.  


Bending the curve on biodiversity loss requires nothing less than transformational change

A spate of recent reports paint a stark picture.  


Nature for Life: The value of nature in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

COVID-19 has further highlighted the importance of the relationship between people, nature, and, prosperity, and shows us how important it is to leave no one behind.  


World peace is not only possible but inevitable

To accept that the individual, the community, and the institutions of society are the protagonists of civilization building, and to act accordingly, opens up great possibilities for human happiness…  


Keeping our climate promise

It is now or never for Nationally Determined Contributions and the Paris Agreement.  


Responding to non-communicable diseases during and beyond COVID-19

The world's leading source of premature deaths is being compounded by a pandemic.  


The role of technology and anti-corruption measures in fighting COVID-19

Technology and anti-corruption measures have a mutually reinforcing relationship, which has been consolidated by COVID-19.  


International Democracy Day

Reflections on the unique circumstances we find ourselves in this year and the consequences COVID-19 is having on governance, state-society relations, and human rights.  


Elections: A first step towards democracy

Ensuring greater citizen participation to guarantee more inclusive elections in the world is one of the aspirations of the partnership that has been uniting UNDP and the European Union for the last 15…  


How unlocking private investment can shape a climate smart and sustainable future

A critical challenge to unlocking the low-carbon and climate resilient transition has been the chronic lack of financing.  

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