Transformation is the only response to populism. The SDGs are the roadmap
Where action by national governments on SDG implementation is lacking, can others fill the void?
UNDP’s Human Development Report turns 30 next year. This is a moment both for celebrating the report’s impact, and for reflecting on how it can continue to help global development in a landscape dominated by the SDGs
Economic mobility is still largely the preserve of high-income countries. With the right policy interventions, developing countries can stimulate educational and economic mobility
To be sustainable, economies must allow all people, not just a privileged few, to benefit from development
The SDGs came out of and rely on multilateral enterprise. The efforts of more powerful nations to flex their muscles and sabotage the multilateral institutions pose a real threat to the SDGs
Bribery and corruption divert money away from development. Although the Global South pays the highest price, the Global North is not immune and is often a party to corruption elsewhere
The SDGs have required a thorough reassessment of the way the Bretton Woods Institutions operate. Are they still relevant, and what role should they play to advance the SDGs?
Policies based on an understanding of population dynamics will help countries achieve the SDGs