Democratic Governance

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A Snapshot of Illicit Financial Flows from Eight Developing Countries: Results and Issues for Investigation

  Illicit financial flows drain scarce resources and undermine efforts to achieve sustainable development in the poorest countries. However, until recently, little attention has been paid to this phenomenon. This Issue Brief provides a snapshot of the magnitude and main drivers behind illicitmore


Sharing the Value of Democratic Governance: Documenting the Inspirational Experiences of the 2013 Business for Peace Honourees

This report, jointly produced by UNDP and the Business for Peace Foundation, provides an in-depth analysis of the leadership qualities of Business for Peace Honourees and the various business models they have exercised in redefining their relationship with society. The report stimulates newmore


UNDP strategy for the Sahel

To tackle the challenges of human development and avoid the threats that the situation in the Sahel places on regional and global security, the United Nations adopted an integrated strategy in June 2013.   UNDP has developed its approach for the Sahel based on the United Nations Integratedmore


Early Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Processes Handbook

This Early Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Processes Handbook is a practical guide for developing and implementing policies and programmes to ensure early access to legal aid.   The Handbook draws on the international standards set by the United Nations Principles and Guidelines onmore


UNDP Youth Strategy 2014-2017: Empowered Youth, Sustainable Future

Worldwide, youth face myriad challenges in terms of access to equal opportunities to jobs and having a voice in decisions which affect their lives.  In response to the worldwide phenomenon of young men and women calling for meaningful civic, economic, social and political participation,more

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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Knowledge Exchange

Teamworks is UNDP's knowledge sharing exchange that allows development professionals to gain and share knowledge