Democratic Governance

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Parliaments and Human Rights: A Primer

This Primer explores how UNDP can enhance the contribution that legislators, parliaments and parliamentary processes make towards the protection, promotion and realization of human rights. It suggests elements for assessing the human rights capacities of parliaments and examines approaches tomore

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Communication Package for 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

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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

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Decentralised Governance for Development: A Combined Practice Note

The "Decentralised Governance for Development: A Combined Practice Note on Decentralisation, Local Governance and Urban/Rural Development" synthesizes UNDP's thinking on decentralisation, local governance and urban/rural development. It highlights key lessons learned; provides guidance inmore

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Pro Poor Urban Governance

 LIFE is a UNDP global programme that has focused on local governance and urban environmental issues since 1992, supporting community-based and local initiatives to realize immediate improvements to the lives of the urban poor and to influence policy. This report applies LIFE's 13 years ofmore

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.

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Fast Facts
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.

 

Our work : Democratic Governance
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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Teamworks is UNDP's knowledge sharing exchange that allows development professionals to gain and share knowledge