UNDP SDGs Innovation Pilot Project

In 2019, UNDP initiated the UNDP SDGs Innovation Pilot Project with the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) under the Ministry of Commerce and Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development District government, aiming to strengthen the capability of Chengdu Hi-Tech District government to experiment with policy innovation and leverage tech-based development innovation for the SDGs.

UNDP SDG Innovation Lab (SPARK Lab) in Chengdu

Traditional approaches to development are struggling to keep up with today’s social and environmental challenges. The SPARK Lab in Chengdu will transform our approach by introducing new services harnessing science, technology, and innovative finance, backed by evidence and practice, and by accelerating the testing and dissemination of solutions to deal with wicked development challenges within China and across UNDP’s global innovation network – the largest learning network in the world for sustainable development. Sense-making, collective intelligence, solutions mapping and experimentation will be part of the new offer to accelerate impact.