Democratic Governance

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Overview of Trends and Developments in Public Administration & Local Governance

This publication provides an analytical overview of trends in public administration (PA) and civil service reform, decentralization and local governance (LG) at country, regional and global levels. It looks at PA&LG interventions in post-conflict contexts and addresses emerging issues andmore


Practice Note - Human Rights in UNDP

This UNDP Practice Note addresses how UNDP  implements its policy of integrating human rights into human development. It elaborates, on how this policy is to be implemented in the three strategic areas of intervention covering UNDPs work on human rights and human rights mainstreaming. Thesemore


Human Rights for Development News Brief, 2011 Edition

The latest issue of the News Brief highlights with UNDP’s response to current developments and emerging trends in the area of human rights. These include: the Right to Development, the Arab Spring, Rights of the Indigenous Peoples and Persons with Disabilities as well as UNDP's involvement in humanmore


Poverty Reduction and Human Rights Practice Note

This Practice Note outlines a framework for human rights integration in poverty reduction and provides practical steps to guide UNDP programming. The framework is purposely kept generic, as it should be applicable to a range of country situations and programming modalities; whether the focus is onmore

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