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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.


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.  


Coming together to clean up our oceans

Two US senators, from opposite sides of the aisle, agree on the critical need to keep our oceans healthy.  


On World Environment Day, signs of hope

Finding new solutions that point towards a sustainable future.  


Making 'inclusiveness' truly inclusive

The need to think more laterally about the notion of inclusiveness in disaster risk reduction.  


Addressing the root causes of inequality

The global response has not been ambitious enough to achieve inequality targets.  


“Our role as young feminists is to ensure that we’re moving ahead.”

A Sudanese woman fights for the rights of women.  


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.  


Risk-informed development: from crisis to resilience

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


A biodiversity crisis

International Day for Biological Diversity provides a chance to reflect on the profound role nature plays in our lives.  


On extinction, food, climate and inequality

Our ecological meltdown is inextricably intertwined with many other crises.  


Being LGBTI

From exclusion in the workplace to criminalization of their gender identity, LGBTI people still face intolerance.  


Funding to achieve the Global Goals exists—here’s how governments can tap it

UNDP's new SDG Impact initiative aims to leverage a sea change in capital markets to harness trillions of dollars to achieve the Global Goals.  


Recovering livelihoods after disaster strikes

How Peruvian weavers got back to work following disastrous floods.  


Women's work and closing the gender gap

This Mother's Day is an opportune time to reflect on the work that mothers and all women do around the world, particularly unpaid domestic chores.  


Using data to measure the SDGs in municipalities

Capturing the power of data to measure the SDGs.  

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