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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


Investing in Democracy: A UNDP GPECS Brochure

This brochure highlights the approach, activities and impact of the three-year $50 million UNDP Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS) which was launched in 2009. It helps countries improve their electoral laws, processes and institutions; and enhance the participation of women in more


Note of Guidance on Electoral Assistance

This guidance note provides greater clarity on a number of areas related to Electoral Assistance. It takes into account developments and lessons learned in the field of Electoral Assistance. Its main objective remains to establish clear guidance on the roles and responsibilities of the DPA and UNDP more


Promoting Local Election Management as Part of an Electoral Cycle Approach

This is the first ever report to examine the different modalities used by various countries in Asia to administer local elections. It demonstrates the impact of local electoral management practices on the delivery of elections, the provision of electoral assistance and the relationship with an more


The Longer-Term Impact of UNDP Electoral Assistance: Lessons Learned

The present study on “The Longer Term Impact of UNDP Electoral Assistance: Lessons Learned” consolidates in a systematic manner the lessons learned and the good practices on UNDP’s electoral projects where the organization has been active in this area for over a decade. The study identifies more