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Responsive and Accountable Institutions

Delivering the 2030 Agenda depends on the responsiveness and accountability of institutions at all levels of government. By supporting the Member States to deliver quality services, improve accountability and expand opportunities for inclusive economic and social progress, UNDP builds resilience to crisis and reinforces the dynamic relationship between the State and the people.

In fragile contexts, UNDP helps governments and citizens to gain control of the recovery and peacebuilding process to restore the core government functions – for example, providing rapid support to civil service and the national government, to aid management, bolstering capacity of the local governments and enacting policies through gender-responsive public institutions.

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Central African Republic: UNDP has bolstered the transition from crisis response to early recovery by supporting the Office of the President and designing an accountable and transparent aid management system.
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Burkina Faso: With a focus on citizen-owned decision-making regarding local development, men and women take adult literacy classes as part of a UNDP project on Access to Information.
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Liberia: UNDP’s digital payment programme for Ebola response workers in Liberia has become a model for maintaining efficient and transparent service delivery in fragile contexts.
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Sri Lanka: UNDP works with community-based organisations on training women leaders to expand their presence and influence in local governance and decision-making forums.

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