01 Mar 2017
With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) having significantly raised the bar regarding ambition and universality, there is agreement that we have to go well beyond business as usual. Achieving breakthrough progress in these rapidly-changing times requires a new mind-set and different behavior from all of us.
"The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic", said Management Educator, Peter Drucker. Are we ready to step up our logic? What role can each of us play to realize the future we want?
As a neutral broker, UNDP increasingly takes innovative approaches to coordinating, connecting and co-creating with partners, globally and locally.
Coordination in a Confusing World
We live in transformational times with dynamics reinforced by globalization and technological progress causing threats and opportunities on an unprecedented scale.
Within this context, multilateral processes are of critical importance for dialogue and coordination to overcome fragmentation and duplication.
As UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stated, “coordination [is] a permanent must: a results-focused, people-centered and delivery-oriented coordination”.
Being the chair of the UN Development Group, UNDP brings together some 30 UN entities involved in development to coordinate related efforts, globally and locally.
With offices in some 170 …