Democratic Governance


Communication Package: 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 through more


UNDP Annual Report 2009

The report outlines steps taken in 2008 to assist countries in developing their capacities to respond to citizens’ needs and reports on concrete actions undertaken by UNDP to deliver on commitments made.  The demand from developing countries for capacity development support, especially in the more


Global Inventory of UNDP Engagement with Civil Society

 The inventory provide a global overview and analysis of the ways in which UNDP engages with civil society. The inventory is the result of the global survey carried out in 2007-2008 to which 102 country offices (72%) responded. The survey focused on assessing the expanse of country offices more


A User’s Guide to Measuring Gender-Sensitive Basic Service Delivery

The Guide is produced as part of a UNIFEM, UNDP, and Gender at Work initiative called Gender and Democratic Governance in Development, which aims to improve the governance of basic services provision to women. more


Planning a Governance Assessment: A Guide to Approaches, Costs and Benefits

 Providing an easily accessible overview of options, this guide advises on how to operationalize a country-led assessment in line with strategic principles such as ownership and inclusive 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
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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