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Nine keys to creating an SDG Country Platform in Indonesia

Did you know Indonesia is the second most generous country in the world, with a whopping 79 percent of people having donated funds in the last month? Together with domestic private investment, which…  


A new way of working in crisis

It’s been one year since Somalia declared drought as a national emergency. The large-scale, collective humanitarian response that followed helped keep the country from sliding into famine. And now the…  


Making Development Finance Management Information Systems Work for the Evolving Development Co-operation

This Guidance Note offers concrete recommendations for governments looking to establish or strengthen systems for tracking financial information across diverse resource flows.  


How will we navigate towards 2030? We’ll be using MAPS!

The 2030 Agenda champions a new way of thinking about development that embraces the symbiosis between social, economic and environmental sustainability. Doing business as usual - focusing on one…  


Taxing multinationals is pivotal to finance development

One way to mobilize more domestic public resources for sustainable development is increasing government tax collection. However, a huge roadblock in that direction is large scale tax avoidance.  


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UNDP’S new Strategic Plan is a chance to rethink and refocus

On a Wednesday morning in late June, I got an email from HQ requesting that come to New York from Bangkok to help with the drafting of UNDP’s new Strategic Plan. I said yes, of course. The email was…  


Global Project on Managing Development Co-operation Effectively - 2016 Annual Status Report

This report summarises UNDP’s work on effective development co-operation in 2016 at global, regional and country levels through its Global Project on Managing Development Co-operation Effectively.  


Not just more, but better – effective financing of the SDGs

The sum needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda is unprecedented. How can governments effectively mobilise and manage money for real development results?  


Global Trends: Challenges and Opportunities in the Implementation of the SDGs

Joint report from UNDP and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)  

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