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Why development results should no longer be concrete

It’s not just plastic. Concrete must also make way for 21st Century development solutions.  


Urbanizing Africa; avoiding pitfalls and embracing opportunities

Planning for a future where 1.2 billion Africans live in cities.  


Turning the tide

Looking at new ways to bring life back to the Aral Sea.  


How to address a shrinking population

Tackling a multi-faceted development challenge.  


Taking a lead role in defining impact

Planning the future of development finance.  


No more 'make, take and dispose'

Promoting the benefits of a circular economy.  


Digital technologies are revolutionizing global development, UNDP chief says

New digital technologies are emerging and converging faster all the time and offering quicker, smarter solutions to tackle the world’s toughest challenges, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said today.  


Beyond profit: how SDG Impact helps the private sector

When profits alone are no longer the measure of success, what other metrics will the private sector use to demonstrate their impact on well-being, or income, or the environment?  


The pressing need for a global digital ecosystem

We are at pivotal moment in the stewardship of the planet.  


Stimulating investment in African economies

Helping countries to benefit from their rich genetic and biological resources.  

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