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  • Fast Facts: Electoral Systems and ProcessesFast Facts: Electoral Systems and ProcessesJul 1, 2011Elections are a transformative tool for democratic governance. UNDP offers strategic assistance throughout the electoral cycle, from support to designing more effective systems to help in resolving disputes after the votes are counted. The UNDP strategy is about an integrated, long-term electoral-cycle approach to electoral assistance.

  • Fast Facts: Parliamentary DevelopmentFast Facts: Parliamentary DevelopmentJul 1, 2011Viable democracy and open society depend on effective lawmaking, oversight and representation — the three chief functions of parliaments. Parliaments are pillars of democratic governance, with a critical role in spurring and sustaining national action towards the Millennium Development Goals. They can be powerful agents of change, particularly during and after times of crisis.

  • Fast Facts: Fostering Inclusive ParticipationFast Facts: Fostering Inclusive ParticipationJul 1, 2011The genuine participation of all citizens in political processes is a cornerstone of democratic governance. UNDP fosters inclusive participation and civic engagement, placing high priority on under-represented segments of society such as the poor, women, indigenous peoples and minorities. Vibrant and vigorous democracies are developed and sustained through inclusive participation, which also advances achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Fast Facts: E-Governance and Access to InformationFast Facts: E-Governance and Access to InformationOct 11, 2011The explosive use of mobile technologies in the last five years and better Internet access give us cause to reconsider how we confront traditional development challenges.

  • Fast Facts: Supporting Democratic Transition in TunisiaSep 25, 2011UNDP has refocused its work in Tunisia to support key institutions, processes and stakeholders that can have a significant impact in assuring the steady transition to democracy – including support to the constitutional process, political parties, and women’s political participation.