The report ‘˜Spark, Scale, Sustain’ shares the United Nations Development Programme’ s (UNDP) approach to innovation, over 40 case studies of innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals in practice and Features on Alternative Finance, Behavioral Insights, Data Innovation and Public Policy Labs.
The UNDP Innovation Facility scans the horizon to assess emerging approaches and technologies that can add value to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in partnership with the public and private sectors. It invests in innovation to find the best solutions based on evidence, to achieve better development results, and to design more inclusive processes for better governance.
The report presents innovation initiatives that are testing and scaling solutions to address challenges across five areas:
- Eradicate Poverty, Leave No One Behind
- Protect the Planet
- Build Peaceful Societies, Prevent Violent Conflict
- Manage Risk, Improve Disaster Response
- Advance Gender Equality & Women’ s Empowerment