All Democratic Governance Publications

image

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

image

From Connectivity to Service Delivery - Case Studies in E-Governance

While developing countries continue to make important gains in accessing new ICTs, the impact of such gains on development agendas and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remain to be addressed. The predominant view is that access to ICTs remains the core challenge formore

image

GPECS Achievements 2009-2013

The report “Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS): Summary of Achievements 2009-2013” highlights how GPECS has become UNDP’s flagship project in the electoral assistance field, contributing both to the formulation and implementation of UN electoral assistance policy, identifyingmore

image

Gender Dimensions of the Adaptation Fund

The enormous cost of adaptation combined with vulnerable countries’ limited resources make designing and implementing climate change adaptation programmes extraordinarily challenging. Though capacity and knowledge baselines vary significantly among and within countries and regions, many womenmore

image

Gender Dimensions of the Clean Development Mechanism

Established by the Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has two concurrent objectives: to reduce emissions and promote sustainable development. A market-based mechanism, the CDM generates funds through investments in emissions-reduction projects in developing countries. Uponmore

image

Gender Dimensions of the Climate Investment Funds

The evolving family of Climate Investment Funds (CIF) comprises international investment instruments designed to offer interim funding to support developing countries’mitigation and adaptation efforts. Jointly established by The World Bank and regional multilateral development banks, the Funds weremore

image

Gender Equality and Justice Programming: Equitable Access to Justice for Women

This primer outlines the major obstacles and barriers women face in accessing justice and suggests strategies and interventions to overcome these challenges. Gender mainstreaming is not a goal in itself, but rather a strategy towards achieving equality between men and women. The majority of thismore

image

Gender Responsive E-governance: Exploring the Transformative Potential

This primer highlights some of the key gender-related issues regarding e-governance in the context of UNDP’s Democratic Governance work. It presents entry points for continued programming on gender and e-governance and makes recommendations for closing the existing gender gap in specificmore

image

Gender and Water: UNDP Water Governance Issue Series

Water management activities gain efficiency and impact when both women and men are involved in decision-making. Equitable access to and management of water is fundamental in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development. This applies to women’s and men’s equitable access tomore