UNDP-EU partnership in the field

Here you will find some stories from the field to illustrate the partnership of UNDP and EU in the area of Democratic Governance.

Our Stories

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More than 30 million Congolese register to vote

Bernadette Ntumba, 61, travels with her new voter’s card everywhere she goes. She is one of some 30 million people registered to vote in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s second ever national elections, scheduled for 28 November this year [2011]. “I always have it with me because it also servesmore

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New bridge improves links, livelihoods for Cambodian villages

When 26-year-old So Phorn gave birth to her first child three years ago it took her two strenuous hours on a motorbike, a ferry and a rickshaw to get to the nearest health centre in the neighbouring commune of Beoung Preav, in south-western Cambodia. Following completion six months ago of a joint inmore

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Nipping crime in the bud

In Bangladesh the formal justice system is under tremendous pressure, with huge caseloads and vastly overstretched staff. This has resulted in a backlog of court cases that today numbers half a million. For the poor, particularly those from rural areas and marginalized groups, this situation is commore

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Old Age is a Golden Age

85-year-old Perka Zorić lives in the village of Verići, in the area of the City of Banja Luka, sustaining herself in a shabby home by a small pension and no assistance. Although in very poor health herself, until only recently, Perka took care of her 102-years-old friend Trivuna Pilipović, for admitmore

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Seamstress stitches together a secure future

Rukhsana, 40, lives in the Malikyar village in District Haripur with her husband and four children. When her husband was laid off from a local factory, they relied on the support of their extended family. As a result, Rukhsana decided to become financially independent and started sewing clothes for more