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Fostering Social Accountability: From Principle to Practice

Social accountability is at the heart of UNDP’s work in democratic governance and human development. Using examples from different contexts and regions, this guidance note provides an overview of social accountability principles and offers guidance on how to incorporate its practice intomore


Governance Assessments and the Paris Declaration

 Governance Assessments and the Paris Declaration: Opportunities for Inclusive Participation and National Ownership This report from the 2007 UNDP/CMI Bergen Seminar discusses the prinicples of national ownership, national capacity development,alignment and harmonization. more


Governance Indicators Sources and Use in the Philippines

 Rapid Assessment Report on Governance Indicators Sources and Use in the PhilippinesThe report identifies and maps exisitng governance indicators sources in the country, and assesses the extent to which policy makers make use them. more


Governance Indicators in National Human Development Reports

UNDP National Human Development Reports (NHDR) and the Use of Democratic Governance IndicatorsSurveying more than 350 national human development reports, the study finds that democratic governance is receiving increasing attention. more

Communication For Development: Strengthening the effectiveness of the UN

This is the first UN Inter-agency publication on Communication for Development (C4D)that illustrates the diverse C4D approaches adopted by UN agencies. C4D approaches are shown to be useful in everything from promoting media pluralism to improving the participation of marginalized people in decision-making. The publication is jointly produced by FAO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNAIDS, ILO and WHO. It is available in English and French.

2010 Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) Annual Report

Following our 2008 forward looking assessment and, the 2009 transition to a new OGC mandate, 2010 has been a year of consolidation and innovation in the Oslo Governance Center. From our work in Governance Assessments, to our new series on lessons learned from the Democratic Governance Trust Fund programmes and projects, the OGC has fully delivered on its four mandated areas of work.

Nicaragua: Citizen Security - A project Assessment

This report presents the findings of the assessment of five citizen security projects, funded by the Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF), in Nicaragua between 2002 and 2007. The report is also available in Spanish.