Democratic Governance


Discussion Paper: Political Parties and Policy Development

Using data from International IDEA's Research and Dialogue with Political Parties project, this paper analyzes the role of political parties in a democracy, especially how political parties fall short of their "ideal" functions when they adopt clientelist versus programmatic tactics to more


Human Rights News Brief - Human Rights for Development, Vol.2

As its predecessor, the second volume of the news brief features a wide range of interesting human rights initiatives from the field, updates on headquarters-led forthcoming knowledge products, messages from some of our UN and NGO partners, as well as an inspiring and compelling personal story from more


Governance Indicators in the Philippines: A User's Guide

This guide provides basic information on various institutions engaged in establishing and identifying governance indicators generally used in the Philippines. The guide is also useful for matching the supply of indicators with political demand. more


2009 DGTTF Annual Report - Stories from the Field

The Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF) allows countries to become more creative and innovative in addressing governance issues and in building and sustaining trust among local communities, the citizenry and state institutions. This 2009 DGTTF report features stories and results from more


Communication for Development: A Glimpse at UNDP's Practice

This booklet illustrates how C4D concepts are operationalised across UNDP practice areas at the program and project level through 13 brief case studies from UNDP country offices. These components strengthen projects primarily through enhanced participation of local people, accountability and 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
Supporting Global Progress

Our report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships.

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