All Democratic Governance Publications

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Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract

Based upon an extensive stocktaking of UNDP’s experience in crisis affected contexts, Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract provides insights on new approaches to governance promotion, analysis and programming adapted to the 21st century challenges of fragility. Relying on interviewsmore

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Governance for the Future

This report addresses the relevance of democratic governance for poverty reduction and the achievement of development goals in the most vulnerable of all the world's countries, the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It includes country profiles for the 50 LDCs with extensive economic, social, andmore

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Governance in Conflict Prevention and Recovery: A Guidance Note

This UNDP Guidance Note is intended to support Country Office efforts to engage in programming in conflict contexts. Informed by theory and practice, it introduces the main challenges and opportunities; provides numerous country and programming examples; as well as practical tools and resourcesmore

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Governance,Conflict Prevention and Peace-building Community of Practice Workshop

 In November 2006, the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre (OGC), in collaboration with UNDP Nepal, UNDPBCPR, and International IDEA organized the global workshop on Governance, Conflict Prevention andPeace-building in Kathmandu, Nepal.This report constitutes an overview of the workshop and containsmore

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Guidance Note - UNCAC Self-Assessments: Going Beyond the Minimum

The UNCAC Self-Assessment process is an opportunity to engage in national dialogue on anti-corruption policies and programmes and stimulate reforms to curb corruption. This practical Guidance Note, provides a methodology for national stakeholders on how to conduct a comprehensive and participatorymore

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Guidance Note on Assessing the Rule of Law Using Institutional and Context Analysis

The Guidance Note on Assessing the Rule of Law using Institutional and Context Analysis (ICA) takes UNDP’s generic guidance note on ICA and applies it to rule of law programming to help implement UNDP’s Strategic Plan. There are few areas of development which are as defined by the use of power asmore

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Guidance Note: UNDP's Role in Achieving MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health

This Guidance Note describes and explains UNDP’s role in supporting key  partners to accelerate and sustain progress on MDG 5. It outlines three pillars of UNDP action to improve maternal and reproductive health; highlights initial lessons learned from UNDP efforts in this area; and offersmore

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Human Development View Point: Inclusive Local Governance, Representation and Affirmative Action

There is need for a balanced approach between the design of representational arrangements and affirmative action measures if equity in political representation is to be achieved in local governance. UNDP believes that equity in political representation can be achieved through active support tomore

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Human Development View Point: Nothing Less Than Parity

A key measure of democracy is the status of women as equal citizens with equal access to rights and power. Yet, gender balance, particularly in political representation, has progressed slowly in many developing countries, where institutions are still largely dominated by men. This unequal sharingmore

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Human Development View Point: Presidentialism In Decentralized Governance

The modality for electing local leaders is a crucial feature in the of design local governance structures which has a direct impact on local democracy and the management of local affairs for achieving the MDGs. As part of a recent trend, more countries are making the selection of the heads of localmore