Democratic Governance

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Note of Guidance on Electoral Assistance

This guidance note provides greater clarity on a number of areas related to Electoral Assistance. It takes into account developments and lessons learned in the field of Electoral Assistance. Its main objective remains to establish clear guidance on the roles and responsibilities of the DPA and UNDPmore


UNDP and Electoral Assistance: 10 Years of Experience

The UNDP Electoral Support Retrospective was initiated in 2001 to prepare a comprehensive set of electoral assistance lessons learned and recommendations for UNDP country offices. The project was also designed to suggest practical strategies for UNDP Resident Representatives / UN Residentmore


Understanding Electoral Violence in Asia

This report investigates electoral violence in Asia through analyses of case studies commissioned by UNDP for seven countries in South and South-East Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. The ultimate objective of these case studies was to draw empiricalmore


Communication for Empowerment in Madagascar

 This report presents the findings of the information and communication assessments conducted in three districts in Northern Madagascar: Antsirabe, Moramanga and Tsiroanomandidy.This report was written by staff and consultants from the Andrew Lees Trust with input fromBarry Driscoll of UNDP. more


Claiming the MDGs: An Empowerment Framework

The primary focus of this framework is on the most vulnerable groups – those who are not represented in the ‘average’ figures used to determine aggregate resource needs. The Empowerment Framework provides a guide to ‘what to look for’ when undertaking sector-based needs assessments to inform anmore

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.


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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