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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.


Why aren't fish coming back?

Renown author Mark Kurlansky reflects on why, despite regulation, fish populations continue to decline.  


Closing the green finance gap

Climate finance has emerged as one of the greatest opportunities for Arab states to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.  


The future of multilateralism

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has paved the way for a new type of multilateralism.  


Adopting a cedar tree brings diaspora money home

In 2018 the UNDP Innovation Facility issued a Call for Proposals to promote development through the innovative use of Artificial Intelligence, big data, behavioural insights and impact financing. A…  


How to slay a dragon

A new podcast, the Colour of Innovation, showcases innovation success stories in the Arab world.  


Changing minds about domestic violence

With support from the UNDP Innovation Facility, Georgia is testing news ways of tackling violence against women.  


Towards a more sustainable and inclusive global economy

Reflecting on ten years of Business Call to Action's mission to promote inclusive and sustainable businesses.  


Talking about climate change: walking the line between hope and despair

How does the UN talk about climate change? Balancing positive and negative news and inspiring people to act.  


Allowing ‘The Lungs of Europe’ to breathe again

Belarus's '10-year challenge' shows a stunning comeback for the country's ancient wetlands.  


A mission to save the world

Now more than ever, global collaboration is essential to tackling the challenges we face to secure a sustainable future.  


Learning smarter; a global hunt for solutions to 'frontier challenges'

How do you build the world's largest and fastest learning network for development challenges?  


Islamic finance for social good

From almsgiving to endowments and interest-free loans, how centuries-old Islamic ways of giving can tackle modern challenges.  


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…  

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