UNDS Renewal Resource Collection


Welcome to the newest section of the UNDS Renewal Programme. This collection of core documents, websites and articles informs our work and the current reform-related debate.  Check back for frequent updates.


Key documents

Quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system (QCPR)

Secretary General 2016 report on Quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) 

A “Theory of Change” for the UN Development System to Function “As a System” for Relevance

ECOSOC Dialogue on the longer-term positioning of the UN development system in the context of the post-2015 development agenda

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Resolution 70/1

Universality and the 2030 Agenda for Sustaianable Development from a UNDG Lens

The Role of UN Pooled Financing Mechanisms to deliver the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

The Regional Dimension of the UN Development System

UN Development Group Results Delivered: Sharing Successes 2014 

“From Billions to Trillions: Transforming Development Finance Post-2015 Financing for Development: Multilateral Development Finance”

Fit for Purpose: UN Development Reform in the Post-2015 context

United Nations Development at a Crossroads (Jenks and Jones)

Country-Level Aid Coordination at the United Nations – Taking the Resident Coordinator System Forward (DIE)

Emerging Economies and the UN development system

Emerging powers and the UN: what kind of development partnership?


Dag Hammarsjköld Foundation Development Dialogue papers and reports

A vision of the next phase of reform of the UNDS 

Financing the UN Development System: Getting it Right for a Post-2015 World (full report)

Financing the UNDS: Key Emerging Trends 

Making the UN ‘Fit for Purpose’: Lessons from the ‘Delivering as One’ Experience

Is the UN Development System Becoming Irrelevant?

Renewing UN Development


Humanitarian Development

Saving lives today and tomorrow: managing the risk of humanitarian crises

Humanitarian concerns in the post-2015 development agenda