UNDP Strategy on Civil Society and Civil Engagement

01 Oct 2012

Summary

The purpose of the Strategy on Civil Society and Civic Engagement (2012) is to provide UNDP with a framework for both empowering and engaging with civil society. It seeks to focus on the need for reinvigorated efforts, as part of the agenda for organizational change, towards innovative relationships with the diversity of civil society actors. The strategy is organized in four main sections: Section 1 focuses on the results from the 2009 global strategy, an overview of the external development environment, and a summary of UNDP experience with civil society. Section 2 presents new desired outcomes from an enhanced civil society strategy and Section 3 identifies action areas for immediate implementation. The annexes contain: examples of progress in UNDP-civil society engagement since 2009; and a list of indicative demands received from Country Offices relating to engagement with civil society.

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