Democratic Governance

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Rethinking the Role of Law and Justice in Africa's Development

Rethinking the Role of Law and Justice in Africa's Development An Edited Volume of Discussion Papers This Edited Volume of five discussion papers highlights the inter-linkages between the law, access to justice and legal empowerment on the one hand and sustainable and inclusive development onmore


GPECS Achievements 2009-2013

The report “Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS): Summary of Achievements 2009-2013” highlights how GPECS has become UNDP’s flagship project in the electoral assistance field, contributing both to the formulation and implementation of UN electoral assistance policy, identifyingmore


The Role of UNDP in Supporting Democratic Elections in Africa

Countries throughout Africa and around the globe are working to build democratic institutions and improve electoral processes in order to meet their citizens’ aspirations for democratic governance and advancing human development. Many African countries have made substantial progress in recentmore


2012 Democratic Governance Group Annual Report

This 2012 report elaborates on the work of the Democratic Governance Group, Bureau for Development Policy, in assisting countries to strengthen their democratic governance practices, pursue innovations - especially through exchanges among countries - and broaden space for participation and dialoguemore


Anti-Corruption Self-Assessment Tool for Parliamentarians

This self-assessment tool focuses on the role of parliaments in the fight against corruption and more specifically on the implementation of the provisions of Chapter 2 of the UN Convention against Corruption. It comprises a series of questions and checklists, answers to which will serve to identifymore

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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Knowledge Exchange

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