Democratic Governance

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Beyond Transition: Towards Inclusive Societies

This report builds on evidence that, despite a decade of broad-based and uninterrupted recovery, significant number of people in transition Europe and Central Asia continue to feel dejected, and believe that their position in society has declined. While some of these feelings may be rooted in themore



This discussion paper aims to outline some of the major factors to consider should it be decided that global goal(s) covering democratic governanance are included in a new post-MDG framework. In contrast to the existing MDGs, which are focused on socio-economic development indicators, democraticmore


2011 Oslo Governance Centre Annual Report

As the introduction of the report observes, the past year has been one of the busiest for the Oslo Governance Center (OGC) (and for the Democratic Governance Group more generally), not least because of the Arab awakening. Responding to increased demands in various areas, the center:   -more


Oslo Governance Centre brochure

UNDP provides policy and technical support to deepen democracy, working at the request of developing countries. UNDP focuses on three areas of democratic governance: 1.) Fostering inclusive participation 2.) Strengthening responsive institutions 3.) Basing democratic governance on internationalmore


Fostering Social Accountability: From Principle to Practice

Social accountability is at the heart of UNDP’s work in democratic governance and human development. Using examples from different contexts and regions, this guidance note provides an overview of social accountability principles and offers guidance on how to incorporate its practice intomore

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