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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.


Spearheading a generational breakthrough

Meet an inspiring young person in Georgia who's encouraging more women to pursue careers in technology.  


Managing climate change with early warnings

Early warning systems help the people of Lao to protect themselves from extreme weather.  


Navigating the complexities of social impact bonds for the SDGs

Exploring the potential of new ways to fund sustainable development.  


Reflecting on 10 years of the International Aid Transparency Initiative

As a founding member of IATI, UNDP has been at the heart of the global transparency movement.  


How landmines hinder development

On International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a look at the way landmines further hold back already poor communities.  


Rural revitalization is the answer to a global rural crisis

Rural areas are in crisis. Rural residents make up 45 percent of the world’s population but bear a disproportionate burden of poverty, malnutrition, and poor quality of life.  


The role of carbon finance in greening global supply chains

Only a mutually reinforcing combination of low-carbon development and resource efficiency can shift our world economy to a low carbon pathway.  


AI for social good; a technological nudge for development

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


Indigenous communities: Advocates in providing clean water for all

Indigenous peoples remain disproportionately affected by water insecurity and they suffer frequent violations to their water rights.  


Learning from the clownfish and the sea anemone

In the Maldives, famous for its azure waters, UNDP and its partners are working hard to maintain a healthy marine ecosystem.  


Human development reimagined

UNDP's 2019 Human Development Report will provide a comprehensive picture of the many forms of inequality that are shaping the 21st century.  


Indigenous rights: the pathway to a livable planet

On International Day of Forests we recognize the critical role that indigenous peoples play in managing these vital ecosystems.  


Designing for water sustainability in one of the world's driest regions

On World Water Day we look at how UNDP is working with countries in the Arab region to create sustainable water supplies.  


What does equality have to do with the SDGs?

We must address the issues surrounding women's inequality if we are to achieve a sustainable future.  


Changing tactics in the war on drugs

UNDP backs a new approach to the war on drugs, based on human rights and evidence of what works.  

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