Democratic Governance


Preliminary Survey on Donor Use of Governance Assessments

 This preliminary survey is a desk study that compiles publicly available governance assessment documentation from international donor agencies and OECD member countries. It argues that there is not yet a harmonised definition of governance in use across donors as envisaged in the 2005 Paris more


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


Mapping of Corruption and Governance Measurement Tools in Sub-Saharan Africa

 This mapping provides guidance to uses and limitations of 42 different international, national and local tools for measuring corruption in 28 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. more


Report - Workshop on Local Government in Post-Conflict Situations

Report - Workshop on Local Government in Post-Conflict Situations: Challenges for Improving Local Decision Making and Services Delivery Capacities.The workshop was implemented with substantial contributions from the EarlyRecovery Team at the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, and more


DPKO/DFS - DPA Joint Guidelines on Enhancing the Role of Women in Post-Conflict Electoral Processes

The objective of these guidelines is to provide advice on measures that could be implemented in future electoral processes in post-conflict environments to increase the participation of women as voters, candidates, and electoral officials and to ensure that electoral processes have an equal impact more

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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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