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 dialogue to define collective national priorities.
The report features global programme activities on issues including electoral cycle support and anti-corruption, as well as various ongoing initiatives on youth empowerment and participation as the voices of youth have been increasingly brought into development discussions and our programming. Regional governance programmes operate mainly through UNDP's worldwide network of regional service centres, and have become increasingly instrumental in exchanges of knowledge and experiences among programme countries. The Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund continues to be an important tool for channeling funding towards innovations with the potential to catalyse transformative change, often at the national level.