Democratic Governance

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Communication for Empowerment: Media Strategies for Vulnerable Groups

 This Guidance Note explains Communication for Empowerment and its importance to poverty reduction. It identifies trends in the media, and highlights key opportunities and challenges, including the impact of liberalization and the ongoing struggle many media face in holding onto hard foughtmore


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 officesmore


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 andmore


Communication For Development: Strengthening the effectiveness of the UN

This is the first UN Inter-agency publication on Communication for Development (C4D) that illustrates the diverse C4D approaches adopted by UN agencies. C4D approaches are shown to be useful in everything from promoting media pluralism to improving the participation of marginalized people inmore


Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract

Based upon an extensive stocktaking of UNDP’s experience in crisis affected contexts, Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract provides insights on new approaches to governance promotion, analysis and programming adapted to the 21st century challenges of fragility. Relying on interviewsmore

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