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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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Supporting Country-led Democratic Governance Assessments: A UNDP Practice Note

The Practice Note on Supporting Country-Led Democratic Governance Assessments outlines the principal objective for UNDP’s engagement; that is to support national ownership and capacity development of national partners to be able to undertake and use governance assessments to enhance democraticmore

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The Political Economy of Transitions: Comparative Experiences

The regime changes in the Arab world – in particular, Tunisia and Egypt – and the process of economic and political reform initiated in Myanmar have renewed international interest in transitions from authoritarian to democratic rule. This paper asserts that with clearer analysis and understandingmore

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The Political Economy of Transitions: governance assessment and measurements in political transitions

This discussion paper examines existing methods for measuring aspects of political transitions. The paper  canvasses and examines existing measurement tools that focus on some, but not all, relevant dimensions of transitions and, in many cases, require the use of proxies. The measurementmore

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UNDP Practice Note on Democratic Governance Assessments

 The Practice Note is based on the experiences of selected Country Offices and outlines the principal objective for UNDP’s engagement: to support national ownership and capacity development of national partners to be able to undertake and use governance assessments to enhance democraticmore

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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.