All Democratic Governance Publications

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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: 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

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Human Development View Point: Show Me the Money, Political Party Financing Disclosure

Political parties are critical to representative democracy and need financing to survive. However in developed and developing countries alike, political parties are suffering a crisis of credibility over financing issues. Money in politics is natural and necessary, but if not properly regulated,more

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Human Development View Point: Strong Democracies Need Strong Political Parties

This paper articulates that the strengthening of democratic governance requires more than well-functioning elections, parliaments, an independent judiciary and other institutions and processes. It calls for a strong democratic culture and robust, transparent, internally democratic and accountablemore

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Human Rights News Brief - Human Rights for Development, Vol.2

As its predecessor, the second volume of the news brief features a wide range of interesting human rights initiatives from the field, updates on headquarters-led forthcoming knowledge products, messages from some of our UN and NGO partners, as well as an inspiring and compelling personal story frommore

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Human Rights News Brief - Human Rights for Development, Vol.3

The latest issue of the Human Rights for Development News Brief provides an update on UNDP’s work in the area of human rights from Country Offices, Regional Centers, and the Headquarters. It also features our joint undertakings with Partner Agencies, compelling stories from the practitioners andmore