Democratic Governance


UNDP Strategy on Civil Society and Civil Engagement

The purpose of the Strategy on Civil Society and Civic Engagement (2012) is to provide UNDP with a framework for both empowering and engaging with civil society. It seeks to focus on the need for reinvigorated efforts, as part of the agenda for organizational change, towards innovative more


Results: Somalia

Since 1991, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been helping the people of Somalia to recover from years of conflict while setting the country on the path to development. UNDP’s strategy in Somalia focuses on making progress towards peace and meeting people’s humanitarian and more


Results: Rule of Law

Currently, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is strengthening rule of law in over 100 developing countries, including 37 affected by crisis. UNDP rule of law programmes include providing legal empowerment to the poor and marginalized groups, including women, young people, the more


Informal justice systems

Providing accessible justice is a state obligation under international human rights standards, but this obligation does not require that all justice be provided through formal justice systems. If done in ways to respect and uphold human rights, the provision of justice through informal justice more


Results: Democratic Governance

Democratic governance is a cornerstone of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) work as it is instrumental to empowering nations and communities in 177 countries and territories around the world and advancing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).   UNDP supports governments to 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