Democratic Governance


Benchmarking and Self-Assessment for Democratic Legislatures

This publication analyzes benchmarks and good practices in democratic legislatures. It also provides tools to inform and improve South-South cooperation as well as UNDP’s parliamentary development programming. more


Iraq: Support to Decentralization and Local Governance - A Project Assessment

Part of the Local Governance in Complex Environments Lessons Learned series, this report is an assessment of a 2006-2007 Iraqi Post-Constitutional Support to Decentralization and Local Governance Initiatives project. Two tangible results of the project were a nationwide needs assessment of the more


Sudan: Mainstreaming Gender Empowerment in Local Government - An Assessment

Part of the Local Governance in Complex Environments Lessons Learned series, this report highlights outputs of two local governance projects in Southern Sudan: Development of Policies and Legislation for Responsive, Accountable and Equitable Local Government in 2005; and 2006-2008 Strategy for more


Lebanon: Promoting Decentralization and Local Governance - An Assessment

Part of the Oslo Governance Center Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund Lessons Learned series on Local Governance in Complex Environments; this assessment of the 2002-2003 Promotion of Decentralization and Local Governance project highlights project outputs such as a policy dialogue on local more


India Country Assessment: The Asia-Pacific Rights and Justice Initiative

This report presents the findings of an assessment of two projects supported by Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF): ‘Access to Justice by Poor and Disadvantaged People’, and ‘Legal Empowerment Through Community Radio’ conducted in April and May 2009. The assessment focused on more

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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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