Democratic Governance

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Human Development View Point: Strong Democracies Need Strong Political Parties

This paper articulates that the strengthening of democratic governance requires more than well-functioning elections, parliaments, an independent judiciary and other institutions and processes. It calls for a strong democratic culture and robust, transparent, internally democratic and accountablemore


Getting to the CORE

Produced by the UNDP and IFES, this step-by-step guide to election processes around the world explains what measures need to be in place, from voter registration to ballot-box security, and at what price, before the first ballot is cast. more


ESSENTIALS: Electoral Assistance

The ESSENTIALS series, published by UNDP's Evaluation office, is designed to provide UNDP country offices and headquarters easy access to lessons learned from evaluations. This issue summarizes and synthesizes lessons learned and suggestions made by UNDP and other development agencies in the areamore


Elections and Conflict Prevention Guide

This Guide to Analysis, Planning, and Programming provides readers with practical options and tools for programming design, early warning and conflict tracking. Drawing on seven country case studies (Bangladesh, Ghana, Guyana, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria and Sierra Leone), it presents lessons learnedmore


UNDP Electoral Assistance Implementation Guide

Electoral assistance is about more than supporting an election event. Ideally, such support should be embedded in a democratic governance strategy and provided throughout the ‘electoral cycle’. 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