Democratic Governance

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Pro-Poor Governance and the Policy Process: A Framework

 This framework serves as a tool for assessing the extent to which policy making processes are pro-poor and to help in diagnosing the necessary corrective actions for enhancing poverty sensitivity of policy processes. The framework is applied to experiences of participatory budgeting in Latinmore


Preliminary Survey on Donor Use of Governance Assessments

 This preliminary survey is a desk study that compiles publicly available governance assessment documentation from international donor agencies and OECD member countries. It argues that there is not yet a harmonised definition of governance in use across donors as envisaged in the 2005 Parismore


A Users' Guide to Measuring Local Governance

This guide is intended to respond to an increasing demand from a wide range of national stakeholders for guidance on the multiplicity of tools and methods that are being used to measure, assess and monitor governance at the local level. The guide contains an extensive source guide with more than 20more


Communication Package: A Users’ Guide to Measuring Local Governance

This communication package has been developed to accompany the Users’ Guide to Measuring Local Governance. It is intended as a training aid, and includes presentation slides with talking points, as well as several group activities for applying the concepts and techniques, and for thinking throughmore


A Guide to Measuring the Impact of Right to Information Programmes

 The right to information is fundamental in bolstering democratic principles of openness, transparency and accountability in societies and in eradicating poverty and is therefore a programming priority for UNDP. This Guide complements the Practical Guidance Note on Right to Information, whichmore

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Democratic Governance

The response to the recent global economic crisis by many countries around the world, particularly developed nations, has demonstrated that the State has an important role to play in addressing critical challenges.  This is also an important lesson for developing countries as public institutions must have the capacity to address these difficulties while at the same time delivering the benefits of human development.


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