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Social Contract in Situations of Conflict & Fragility Concept Note June2014

This concept note presents an analysis of the use of a ‘social contract’ as a way of framing UNDP’s governance practices in fragile and conflict affected contexts. It forms part of the follow-up to the UNDP report “Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract” (UNDP 2012), both to contributemore


Statebuilding: Concepts and operational implications in two fragile states: Sierra Leone and Liberia

This paper provides a distilled summary of the concepts shaping the discourse around state-building in fragile, conflict-affected situations, and explores some of the operational implications for international development practitioners working in these settings, drawing on experience from Liberiamore


Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations

Conflict is a strong predictor of future violence. When countries fail to establish the rule of law, justice and security after a conflict or crisis, the chances of recurrent violence are very high. Through the Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of law in Crisis-Affected and Fragilemore


Supporting Capacity Development in Conflict and Fragile Contexts

The international development community is converging on a clear consensus that countries in persistently fragile contexts, particularly affected by conflict, present deeply complex challenges with capacity development efforts. These challenges warrant priority focus on the internationalmore


Syria War on Development: socioeconomic monitoring report of Syria second quarterly report (April – June 2013)

The report brings out the basic underpinnings of the economic destruction and degradation that has been wrought by the ongoing regional Syrian crisis. This is the second quarterly report commissioned by UNRWA and UNDP from the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) to provide an on-goingmore


Systematization of the Debris Management Programme

On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Haiti.  The destruction of buildings and infrastructure generated large amount of debris, estimated at 10 million cubic meters, blocking streets and land in affected areas, hindering relief, recovery andmore


Tapping remittances and micro-finance for local recovery

In times of disasters and emergencies, the spirit of giving of overseas filipinos is nonpareil. With an estimated 10% of the population working and/or living overseas and 20% of all households in the Philippines receiving remittances, the Philippines is the third largest recipient of remittances inmore


The Changing Nature of Conflict

The upgrading of the United Nation’s (UN) mediation support capabilities through its Department of Political Affairs (DPA) and of its peacebuilding capacity through the Peacebuilding Commission, the Peacebuilding Support Office and the Peacebuilding Fund has allowed it to better intervene inmore


The Future of Disaster Risk Reduction: UNDP’s Vision for the Successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action

In March 2015 the international community will gather in Japan to decide upon the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) on disaster risk reduction (DRR). This new Post-2015 framework for DRR will build on the lessons learned from the HFA and outline how Member States and supportingmore


The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration

This report focuses on the role of natural resources in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes and illustrates how the management of natural resources can be used to promote more effective and sustainable reintegration.   The development of this report was supportedmore

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GLOF Risk Reduction through Community-based Approaches

One of the manifestations of the impact of climate change has emerged in the form of GLOF hazard – glacial lake outburst floods. A new hazard has been added to the lexicon of natural hazards and the frequency of this hazard has shown an increasing trend over the past decades, especially in theMore


Gender Approaches in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

This manual was compiled during a seminar held in Rome from 2-6 April 2001. The seminar was organized by the UNDP and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and included participants from variousItalian NGOs and UN agencies directly involved in emergency, crisisresponse and recovery operations. More


Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes

The United Nations Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes are intended to help United Nations mine action policy makers and field personnel to incorporate gender perspectives in all relevant mine action initiatives and operations. The development of the guidelines has been informed by theMore


Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract

Based upon an extensive stocktaking of UNDP’s experience in crisis affected contexts, Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract provides insights on new approaches to governance promotion, analysis and programming adapted to the 21st century challenges of fragility. Relying on interviewsMore


Governance in Conflict Prevention and Recovery: A Guidance Note

This UNDP Guidance Note is intended to support Country Office efforts to engage in programming in conflict contexts. Informed by theory and practice, it introduces the main challenges and opportunities; provides numerous country and programming examples; as well as practical tools and resourcesMore

UNDP's Work in Conflict and Disaster-affected Countries: 2012
Preventing Crisis, Enabling Recovery

Empowering people in the face of disasters and conflicts is no easy task for any nation. Through its crisis prevention and recovery activities, In 2012, UNDP was active in 97 countries, assisting households, communities, and governments to prevent, confront, and respond to conflicts and disasters.

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UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

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