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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.


The growing urgency of shifting to a low carbon economy

As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also heed the warnings of our warming world. The imperative to change our societies in ways compatible with the boundaries our planet has set.  


After coronavirus; building a stronger, fairer India

The coronavirus COVID-19 has exposed, in the starkest way possible, non-inclusive and unsustainable growth in all countries.  


Coronavirus could mean millions go hungry

Linking the health and socio-economic response in Yemen.  


Getting COVID-19 supplies to Serbia

With even the world’s most advanced economies experiencing a lack of medical supplies, the odds were against a small country.  


Addressing mental health during COVID-19

The toll coronavirus is exacting on psychological distress.  


The "land between two rivers" adapts to its most recent challenge

Iraq has struggled with many challenges in recent decades; the emergence of a pandemic has added a new layer of complexity to its recovery.  


How clean energy can power a COVID-19 recovery

As nations prepare for the aftermath, there is a tremendous opportunity for a global reset. Ambitious green stimulus plans will help countries restore their economies.  


Breaking the silence; listening to LGBTI voices

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia under the theme "Breaking the Silence" reminds us all that the voices of the LGBTI community are routinely excluded.  


For a lack of soap and clean water, disease flourishes

A call for leaders everywhere to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene to all.  


A chance for universal healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa

Coronavirus has given us more than a pause for thought on how our societies are constructed.  


Utilizing the untapped potential of Pakistan's young

The coronavirus pandemic has shown us the vulnerabilities of globalization, but it also highlights the opportunities for improvement to create a better world.  


Crowdfunding unites us #TogetherAgainstCOVID19

UNDP’s fundraising platform has been opened wider to support a surge in demand for crowdfunding.  


Is there a “COVID-19 dividend”?

Without question, this is first and foremost a health crisis. But it is also a crisis of opportunity.  


One governance challenge, three vaccines

Recovery is about effective governance and requires a strong component of institutional transformation to be effective.  


The need for universal basic income

As coronavirus continues to contribute to economic misery for millions, bolder ideas are needed.  

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