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Human Rights for Development News Brief, 2011 Edition

The latest issue of the News Brief highlights with UNDP’s response to current developments and emerging trends in the area of human rights. These include: the Right to Development, the Arab Spring, Rights of the Indigenous Peoples and Persons with Disabilities as well as UNDP's involvement in humanmore

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Illicit Financial Flows from the Least Developed Countries 1990-2008

This paper explores the scale and composition of illicit financial flows from the 48 LDCs. This issue has been recognised by the UN as important for development and the MDGs. Illicit capital flight is a major hindrance to the mobilisation of domestic resources for development. Through the UN, themore

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Inclusive and Participative Political Institutions in the Arab States Region (2012-2012) - Project Brief

This Project Brief summarizes the key results and the lessons learned on UNDP’s ‘Inclusive and Participative Political Institutions in the Arab States’ (IPPI) Project (2012-2013).  Within the framework of the IPPI Project, UNDP worked with legislatures in Arab States including in countriesmore

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India Country Assessment: The Asia-Pacific Rights and Justice Initiative

This report presents the findings of an assessment of two projects supported by Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF): ‘Access to Justice by Poor and Disadvantaged People’, and ‘Legal Empowerment Through Community Radio’ conducted in April and May 2009. The assessment focused onmore

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Indicators for Human Rights Based Approaches to Development in UNDP Programming

This is a practically oriented Guide on indicators for humanrights based approaches to development programmesfor UNDP COs. The Guide contains separate sections on differentaspects relating to the development and use of indicatorsacross the key elements of human rights programming. more

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Indonesia Country Assessment: The Asia-Pacific Rights and Justice Initiative

This report presents the assessment findings of the DGTTF supported Indonesia project Strengthening Access to Justice and the Rule of Law (A2J Assessment Project). more

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Informal justice systems

Providing accessible justice is a state obligation under international human rights standards, but this obligation does not require that all justice be provided through formal justice systems. If done in ways to respect and uphold human rights, the provision of justice through informal justicemore

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Integrating Legal Empowerment of the Poor in UNDP's Work

Adopted by the Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) Project Management Board, this Guidance Note translates LEP into practice by mainstreaming the thematic foci on MDGs’, land governance, informality and the informal economy. It also incorporates lessons learnt from consultations at themore

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Investing in Democracy: A UNDP GPECS Brochure

This brochure highlights the approach, activities and impact of the three-year $50 million UNDP Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS) which was launched in 2009. It helps countries improve their electoral laws, processes and institutions; and enhance the participation of women inmore

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Iraq: Support to Decentralization and Local Governance - A Project Assessment

Part of the Local Governance in Complex Environments Lessons Learned series, this report is an assessment of a 2006-2007 Iraqi Post-Constitutional Support to Decentralization and Local Governance Initiatives project. Two tangible results of the project were a nationwide needs assessment of themore