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Planning a Governance Assessment: A Guide to Approaches, Costs and Benefits

 Providing an easily accessible overview of options, this guide advises on how to operationalize a country-led assessment in line with strategic principles such as ownership and inclusive participation. more

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Preliminary Survey on Donor Use of Governance Assessments

 This preliminary survey is a desk study that compiles publicly available governance assessment documentation from international donor agencies and OECD member countries. It argues that there is not yet a harmonised definition of governance in use across donors as envisaged in the 2005 Paris more

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Pro-Poor Governance and the Policy Process: A Framework

 This framework serves as a tool for assessing the extent to which policy making processes are pro-poor and to help in diagnosing the necessary corrective actions for enhancing poverty sensitivity of policy processes. The framework is applied to experiences of participatory budgeting in Latin more

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Report - Workshop on Local Government in Post-Conflict Situations

Report - Workshop on Local Government in Post-Conflict Situations: Challenges for Improving Local Decision Making and Services Delivery Capacities.The workshop was implemented with substantial contributions from the EarlyRecovery Team at the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, and more

Sources for Democratic Governance Indicators

 Through a user-user-friendly overview of internet-accessible governance indicators, this reports provides guidance on the scope, key elements, and dimensions of governance covered by various indicator sources. more

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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.