About this series

The world is transforming. So are we.


Imagine a world without poverty. Imagine a world without violence and where we all can live to our fullest potential. What would it take to make this vision a reality?

We are living through extraordinary times, and the world is dealing with challenges that are massive in scale, rapidly growing and not easily remedied.

Founded on the principle of leaving no one behind, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the response to the realities of the modern world. It recognizes that no individual person, government, UN agency or civil society organization can hope to solve such difficult, interlinked development challenges alone. Real solutions will require us all to work better together, at all levels.

To deliver on the 2030 Agenda, UNDP has laid out a new Strategic Plan that provides the blueprint for a bold and steady transformation of the organization’s work. The UNDP Transformation Series gathers progressive ideas and voices on achieving the 2030 Agenda through UNDP's Strategic Plan. In this series, our staff and partners share innovative approaches, critical thought pieces and real-world results.


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.  


Game plan: SDG integration

How UNDP is helping countries deliver on the SDG Agenda.  


AI for social good; a technological nudge for development

Addressing the real world challenges that can be tackled using Artificial Intelligence.  


The connection between gender equality and climate change

How getting more women into work--and especially positions of leadership--can help companies prosper and move to a sustainable future.  

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