Democratic Governance

  • UNDP Human Development Report 2011UNDP Human Development Report 2011Nov 2, 2011
    Development progress in the world’s poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken now to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations, according to projections in the 2011 Human Development Report. Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All argues that environmental sustainability can be most fairly and effectively achieved by addressing health, education, income, and gender disparities together with the need for global action on energy production and ecosystem protection.

  • Family Support Unit Guidelines on SGBV Case ManagementFamily Support Unit Guidelines on SGBV Case ManagementDec 1, 2010
    The Guidelines were developed to enhance the capacity of the Family Support Unit (FSU) of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) to investigate and prosecute Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) related offences. Building on the FSU Training Manual (2008), the Guidelines provide a user friendly tool to guide FSU staff on how to bring SGBV cases to trial, ensure effective prosecution and support the victim throughout the process in order to build the confidence of victims and witnesses in the justice system.

  • The Road to Justice: A Handbook for the Media on Reporting Sexual and Gender Based Violence Cases in Sierra LeoneThe Road to Justice: A Handbook for the Media on Reporting Sexual and Gender Based Violence Cases in Sierra LeoneJul 1, 2012
    This handbook was designed by UNDP Sierra Leone's Access to Justice Project to provide media practitioners in Sierra Leone with a step-by-step guide to reporting and publicizing Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases and convictions in Court. The handbook draws on a rich blend of experiences from local and international media practitioners. Lessons learned and best practices have been extracted from these, and adapted to the local context to meet the needs of media practitioners in Sierra Leone.

  • UNDP Human Development Report 2013UNDP Human Development Report 2013Mar 14, 2013
    The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. The Report identifies more than 40 countries in the developing world that have done better than had been expected in human development terms in recent decades, with their progress accelerating markedly over the past ten years. The Report analyzes the causes and consequences of these countries' achievements and the challenges that they face today and in the coming decades. Each of these countries has its own unique history and has chosen its own distinct development pathway. Yet they share important characteristics and face many of the same challenges. They are also increasingly interconnected and interdependent. The Report calls for far better representation of the South in global governance systems and points to potential new sources of financing within the South for essential public goods. With fresh analytical insights and clear proposals for policy reforms, the Report helps charts a course for people in all regions to face shared human development challenges together, fairly and effectively.

  • UNDP Africa Human Development Report 2012UNDP Africa Human Development Report 2012May 15, 2012
    The 2012 Human Development Report for Africa explores why dehumanizing hunger remains pervasive in the region, despite abundant agricultural resources, a favorable growing climate, and rapid economic growth rates. It also emphasizes that food security – the ability to consistently acquire enough calories and nutrients for a healthy and productive life - is essential for human development. To boost food security, it argues for action in four interrelated areas: agricultural productivity, nutrition, access to food, and empowerment of the rural poor. It asserts that increasing agricultural productivity in sustainable ways can bolster food production and economic opportunities, thereby improving food availability and increasing purchasing power. Effective nutrition policies can create conditions for the proper use and absorption of calories and nutrients. Finally, empowering the rural poor - especially women - and harnessing the power of information, innovation, and markets can promote equitable allocation of food and resources within families and across communities.

Our Work - Democratic Governance

Promoting democracy and strengthening good governance are central to the transition from recovery to long-term development. A population’s access to justice remains another fundamental building block of a democratic society and contributes to the consolidation of peace in a post-conflict society.  UNDP supports a more accountable and efficient government, together with a public sector that delivers quality service, while advocating for reform and institutional capacity development in Sierra Leone.

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