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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.


How the digital finance revolution can drive sustainable development

What do the SDGs and the digitalization of the world's financial systems have in common? More than you might think.  


Using AI to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Artificial intelligence is sometimes portrayed in apocalyptic terms as robots stealing our jobs or even our lives. But what about its uses for good?  


We are all Dukdukdiya: Humming bird with one drop of water at a time

There is a Quechan fable about a hummingbird named Dukdukdiya. During a fierce forest fire, while all other animals stood in stunned fear, Dukdukdiya alone took action by repeatedly carrying a single…  


New ways of thinking about climate change

The impact of humans on our planet is now so large that many scientists are declaring a new phase of history.  


'Invisible' women; when home is not a sanctuary

The challenges women and girls face in returning to their communities after being associated with extremist groups.  


Changing laws and changing mindsets

Across the Arab region women are not equal before the law. They don't have the same rights and freedoms.  


Our top stories from 2018

From innovation, to AI, to plain old repurposing, UNDP in 2018 showcased the many ways in which we're leading the charge towards a sustainable future.  


10 tips for happy and eco-friendly holidays

At this time of year we focus on buying gifts for special people in our lives, but we rarely think the consequences of our spending.  


Climate Change and the Rise of Poverty

Today over 2 billion people - one third of the global population - are poor or near-poor and face persistent threats to their livelihoods, including from climate change.  


Reducing risk for private investment in off-grid energy

In 2011 Rwanda was literally in the dark-- 89 percent of the country, about 9.4 million people, didn’t have power. It was one of the lowest electrification rates in the world.  


Protecting the fish that swim in sunlight

Twelve years ago, in a restaurant in Puntarenas on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, a group of long line fishermen sat down to eat with three UNDP conservation specialists.  


Inspiring a clean power revolution

How much impact can just one clean energy change have on an entire community? It’s an idea that UNDP is testing by leading by example. And it started with a deadly epidemic.  


Technological change raises the stakes for action to leave no one behind

The 2030 Agenda presents a historic opportunity to set the world on track to a sustainable future. In twelve years’ time, a litmus test for its success will be: have we made good on the promise to…  


Women’s rights are human rights

How the Sustainable Development Goals are building on the progress made by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  


Building Coastal Resilience through Innovation

Insurance and infrastructure generally rank toward the very bottom of the list of fun and interesting things people like talking about. Beaches and coral reefs, on the other hand, are more engaging…  

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