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Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

July 11, 2017 by United Nations Development Program

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In 2014, UNDP, with the generous support of the Government of Denmark, established an Innovation Facility to improve service delivery and support national governments and citizens to tackle complex challenges. The report 'Spark, Scale, Sustain' shares UNDP's 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 report focuses on the 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, and advance gender equality/ women's empowerment.