“Because mindsets and paradigms guide behaviors, changing them can have a profound impact… People who manage to intervene in systems at the level of paradigm hit a leverage point that totally transform systems.”

— Donna Meadows, lead author, Limits to Growth²

While development efforts showcase success stories, such as the…


Watch the summary video of Achim Steiner’s visit to Bhutan

UNDP Administrator and UN Under-Secretary-General, Achim Steiner, visited Bhutan 12–14 March 2019 to co-chair Bhutan’s 14th Round Table Meeting. …


Thanks for the interview, CNN. The time for Climate Action is now. We can be inspired by Bhutan and GNH. UN collaboration is key with each country and company finding its own solutions for the SDGs.

Read the full article at: https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/11/asia/bhutan-carbon-negative/index.html


What is the Role of Mindsets and Motivations for Human Development?

I am excited to embark on the journey of doing a part-time PhD on “What is the Role of Mindsets and Motivations for Human Development?”.

My intention is to improve how we assist people in their development journeys. Let me know if you’d like to read an outline or have ideas.

You can also follow the project on ResearchGate at https://www.researchgate.net/project/Towards-Holistic-Human-Development


“We the peoples…” are the opening words of the UN Charter and UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has reiterated calls for people-centered development. But what do we actually mean by putting people at the center of development? What new approaches will it take to achieve ambitious global goals for 2030? …


Are you happy? 20 March has been proclaimed the International Day of Happiness by a United Nations General Assembly resolution in 2012. This recognizes the pursuit of happiness and well-being as a universal goal and aspirations of all of us.

We urgently need an approach that aims at a…


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…

Jürgen Nagler

Researching the Role of Mindsets for Development & Wellbeing. On UNDP Sabbatical. Ex Business Manager, NGOs & UN Global Compact. #SDGs #GNH #Happiness

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