GPECS II - Inclusive Political Processes
Politicians, academics, and development practitioners all widely acknowledge that inclusive, participatory governance is a requisite for sustainable and peaceful human development. In the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda, this is reflected in Goal 16 which reads, ‘Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels’. In order to best support member states to achieve SDG 16’s targets, UNDP has adopted an integrated approach to supporting inclusive political processes (IPP) that aims to strengthen political processes and institutions for improving citizen participation, voice and accountability and (re-) build a strong(er) and more inclusive social contract. Core focus areas of activity include: Civic engagement, constitutional reform processes, electoral cycle support, parliamentary development and advancement of women’s equal participation and decision-making in political processes and institutions.