Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding

Publications listed by date

  • The Peace PromiseMay 23, 2016The Peace PromiseThe Peace Promise: Commitments to more effective synergies among peace, humanitarian and development actions in complex humanitarian situations

  • Issue Brief | Peace and Development AdvisorsMay 11, 2016Issue Brief | Peace and Development AdvisorsUNDP and the UN Department of Political Affairs have partnered to strengthen support to the UN’s work in building national capacities for conflict prevention through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors who support UN Country Teams respond to complex political situations and to implement strategic conflict prevention initiatives and programmes.

  • Issue Brief | Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on National Capacities for Conflict PreventionMay 11, 2016Issue Brief | Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on National Capacities for Conflict PreventionUNDP and the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA) have collaborated on the development and implementation of conflict prevention initiatives in the field through the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention (Joint Programme).

  • Final Report on illustrative work to pilot governance in the context of the SDGsApr 19, 2016Final Report on illustrative work to pilot governance in the context of the SDGsThis report was prepared with substantial input from 5 pilot countries, Albania, Indonesia, Rwanda,Tunisia and the United Kingdom on an initiative to pilot illustrative work on governance in the context of the discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals. The report draws out the main lessons learned from the Pilots experience, and identifies some guidelines for work on implementation of aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 16.

  • Apr 15, 2016Reflections On Drug Policy And Its Impact On Human Development: Innovative Approaches By Member StatesThis paper describes policy solutions to address the harmful consequences of drug control efforts.These initiatives might help countries better understand how to address drug-related issues in their respective economic, political and social circumstances.

  • The Social Contract in Situations of Conflict and FragilityApr 14, 2016The Social Contract in Situations of Conflict and FragilityThis 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.

  • A Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for AllApr 8, 2016A Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for AllThe report advocates for judiciaries to open up to peer learning by engaging representatives of other countries in capacity assessments to improve judicial integrity. It also encourages judiciaries to consult end-users, associations of judges and use new technologies to foster transparency and accountability.

  • Tobacco Control Governance in Sub-Saharan AfricaApr 7, 2016Tobacco Control Governance in Sub-Saharan AfricaThe intended audience of this Report is those involved in developing, implementing and strengthening the coordinating mechanisms to implement the WHO FCTC in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

  • UNDP New Deal Facility Annual Report 2015Apr 4, 2016UNDP New Deal Facility Annual Report 2015The UNDP Support Facility was established in January 2014 to provide coordinated financial and technical support for implementation of aspects of the New Deal, building on UNDP's extensive country presence and experience working in all g7+ countries.

  • Guiding Principles on Young Peoples Participation in PeacebuildingApr 1, 2016Guiding Principles on Young Peoples Participation in PeacebuildingThese guiding principles were designed to inform participative, inclusive and inter-generational peacebuilding strategies and programmes that systematically promote and ensure participation and contributions of young people in these challenging conflict contexts where violence has often become the norm.

  • Secure and Fair ElectionsMar 10, 2016Secure and Fair ElectionsThe 'Secure and Fair Elections' workshop curriculum consists of 14 modules and 9 practical sessions. Topics cover a variety of perspectives, including security and integrity considerations in elections, analytical methodologies, the role of the media, justice mechanisms, and the use of information and communications technologies in the provision of electoral security.

  • Infrastructures for Peace: Approaches and Lessons LearnedMar 10, 2016Infrastructures for Peace: Approaches and Lessons LearnedThis paper provides key insights on the concept of Infrastructures for Peace (I4P), and the design and tailoring of I4P processes to national contexts. It looks at the experiences of five different countries - South Africa, Ghana, Tunisia, Nepal and Thailand (Deep South), and provides comparative design and implementation insights.

  • Integrated Framework to Support Local Governance and Local DevelopmentMar 4, 2016Integrated Framework to Support Local Governance and Local DevelopmentDeveloping the capacity for local governance and local development is essential for delivering on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Local Governance in Fragile and Conflict-Affected SettingsMar 4, 2016Local Governance in Fragile and Conflict-Affected SettingsThe challenges and risks associated with local governance programming in the immediate aftermath of conflict and or in contexts of systematic fragility, high criminal violence or protracted conflict, remain immense. UNDP’s support to local governance in these settings needs to be guided by a set of options and a theory of change cognizant of the complex political economies that influence the pace and trajectory of development outcomes in such environments. The Guide on Local Governance in Fragile and Conflict affected Settings: Building a Resilient Foundation for Peace and Development is UNDP’s comprehensive effort to respond to these programming needs.

  • Discussion Paper - Citizen EngagementFeb 22, 2016Discussion Paper - Citizen EngagementThis paper suggests that reform-minded public officials can improve development results by using citizen engagement in a variety of ways: to elicit information and ideas, support public service improvements, defend the public interest from ‘capture’ and clientelism, strengthen the legitimacy of the state in the eyes of citizens and bolster accountability and governance in the public sector.

  • Gender, HIV and Health Discussion PapersFeb 4, 2016Gender, HIV and Health Discussion PapersThese Discussion Paper are intended to support practitioners, civil society and government partners wishing to make the investment case for increased and improved programming that addresses the specific vulnerabilities and needs of both males and females who are affected by or at risk of malaria and TB.

  • UNDP in IraqFeb 1, 2016UNDP in IraqAs part of its overall work across Iraq, UNDP has two major programmes that are helping to promote emergency livelihoods and community dialogue in areas impacted by the humanitarian crisis, and stabilize newly liberated areas through restoration of services and rebooting of local economies and livelihoods.

  • UNDP in SyriaFeb 1, 2016UNDP in SyriaSince the onset of the crisis, UNDP continued supporting Syrians inside Syria and promoted the active engagement of Syrians in resilience building efforts, targeting both displaced and host communities affected by the crisis in all possible ways. This is mainly to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of the crisis and support an enabling environment for decent life and return of the displaced and the most vulnerable groups to their home towns where security situation allows.

  • UNDP in TurkeyFeb 1, 2016UNDP in TurkeyUNDP’s response to the impacts of the Syria crisis in Turkey, is through the Turkey Chapter of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) contributing towards Turkey’s overall crises response in close partnership with Government and contributions of participating UN Agencies.

  • Fast Facts: Youth as Partners for the Implementation of the SDGsFeb 1, 2016Fast Facts: Youth as Partners for the Implementation of the SDGsThe goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda are interconnected, aiming to integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. Explicitly or implicitly, young people are deeply embedded within their fabric. Their knowledge, reach, and innovative solutions are essential if sustainable development is to be realized.

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