Democratic Governance


Indicators for Human Rights Based Approaches to Development in UNDP Programming

This is a practically oriented Guide on indicators for humanrights based approaches to development programmesfor UNDP COs. The Guide contains separate sections on differentaspects relating to the development and use of indicatorsacross the key elements of human rights programming. more


Pro Poor Urban Governance

 LIFE is a UNDP global programme that has focused on local governance and urban environmental issues since 1992, supporting community-based and local initiatives to realize immediate improvements to the lives of the urban poor and to influence policy. This report applies LIFE's 13 years of more


A Handbook on Working With Political Parties

Political parties are a keystone of democratic governance. They provide a structure for political participation; serve as a training ground for political leadership; and transform social interests into public policy. The question for development practitioners is how best to work with political more


Engaging Parliaments in the Millennium Development Goals

An important resource for parliamentarians who are trying through their daily work to promote the MDGs and give effect to policies and legislation that will help their country to achieve the MDGs, the origins of this publication lie in dialogue that took place between the Secretariat of the more


Human Development View Point: Show Me the Money, Political Party Financing Disclosure

Political parties are critical to representative democracy and need financing to survive. However in developed and developing countries alike, political parties are suffering a crisis of credibility over financing issues. Money in politics is natural and necessary, but if not properly regulated, 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
Supporting Global Progress

Our report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships.

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Knowledge Exchange

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