Democratic Governance


Governance Indicators in National Human Development Reports

UNDP National Human Development Reports (NHDR) and the Use of Democratic Governance IndicatorsSurveying more than 350 national human development reports, the study finds that democratic governance is receiving increasing attention. more


UNDP Annual Report 2004

The year 2003 marked an important milestone for UNDP. For the first time, total resources exceeded US $3 billion, an eloquent testimony of the support and confidence the organization enjoyed from donors and programme countries after four years of rigorous reforms. This report discusses the strong more


Human Development View Point: Nothing Less Than Parity

A key measure of democracy is the status of women as equal citizens with equal access to rights and power. Yet, gender balance, particularly in political representation, has progressed slowly in many developing countries, where institutions are still largely dominated by men. This unequal sharing more


UNDP and Access to Information

This "fast facts" brochure outlines the key points of UNDP's access to information activities - addressing both regional and thematic efforts. Also provided are references, documentation and additional information on the subjects addressed. Links to other useful websites are also more


Human Development View Point: Strong Democracies Need Strong Political Parties

This paper articulates that the strengthening of democratic governance requires more than well-functioning elections, parliaments, an independent judiciary and other institutions and processes. It calls for a strong democratic culture and robust, transparent, internally democratic and accountable 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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Teamworks is UNDP's knowledge sharing exchange that allows development professionals to gain and share knowledge