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SDG Deep Dive Series


An agenda for transformation

The SDG Deep Dive series aims to illustrate how the 2030 Agenda impacts development and showcase early results from the first years of this transformative plan for humanity. Through snapshots of the work from around the world, the stories show how countries and communities are moving the SDGs from paper to practice, with UNDP’s support.

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What does it mean to leave no one behind?

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, UN Member States pledged to ensure “no one will be left behind” and to “endeavour to reach the furthest behind first”.

This paper advances a framework that governments and stakeholders can use to act on their pledge in a way that enables and accelerates progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also seeks to inform the manner in which UNDP works with countries to implement the 2030 Agenda.

Five factors are proposed as key to understanding who is being left behind and why: discrimination; place of residence; socio-economic status; governance; and vulnerability to shocks.

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Financing the 2030 Agenda

An Introductory Guidebook for UNDP Country Offices

As a longstanding and trusted multilateral development partner to over 170 countries and territories worldwide, and with a robust track record in areas such as support for public financial management, aid coordination and environmental finance, many countries want to know how UNDP – and the UN development system as a whole – can support them to finance the SDGs.

This guidebook is intended to be an 'entry point' for advice and information on financing for sustainable development, and the tools and services that UNDP offers in this space.

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SDGs in Action

UNDP global project for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through the MAPS approach

UNDP’s support to country implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals is framed by the common approach of the United Nations Development Group called MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support). The leaflet ‘SDGs in Action’ outlines results in 2016 and 2017 of UNDP’s MAPS project that works as a one-stop-shop for guiding, supporting and coordinating activities implemented by different partners across UNDP and beyond.

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The 2030 Agenda in Action – What does it mean?

The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted in 2015 by all countries of the United Nations. It is often called a radical plan for humanity and a new way of ‘doing’ development. But what do we mean by that?

This explainer leaflet shows ‘what is new’ about the SDGs, what moving away from ‘business as usual’ of doing development implies and how UNDP is helping countries to make the 2030 Agenda a reality.

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MAPS: How the UN supports SDG implementation on the ground

The UN is helping countries to move the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from paper through practice through the MAPS approach (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support). This handy animation explains what this means on the ground.