All Democratic Governance Publications

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Justica Restaurativa (Restorative Justice)

 This book seeks to bring insights into the Restorative Justice model, which can be an important tool for building a participatory justice and promoting human rights, inclusion and social peace. more

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Latin America and the Caribbean Human Development Report 2010

The Regional Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean 2010 champions a new approach to understanding and tackling the prevailing inequality in terms of human development plaguing Latin American and Caribbean countries. The report is divided into six chapters, which explore themore

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Lebanon: Promoting Decentralization and Local Governance - An Assessment

Part of the Oslo Governance Center Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund Lessons Learned series on Local Governance in Complex Environments; this assessment of the 2002-2003 Promotion of Decentralization and Local Governance project highlights project outputs such as a policy dialogue on localmore

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Legal Empowerment Strategies at Work

This report examines ten case studies of how development interventions can support access to land rights for marginalized groups, particularly women, and enable poor informal sector workers to better access legal protection and economic empowerment. Drawing on the experiences of poor andmore

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Linking Human Rights and MDGs

 This paper "Linking MDGs and Human Rights:Theoretical and Practical Implications" provides a basic introduction to human rights and the MDGs, discusses the practical relevance of human rights to achieving the MDGs, and addresses the key questions faced by practitioners when workingmore

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Local Governance in Complex Environments

This publication analyzes the results of Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund local governance projects in five complex political environments in the Arab States region – Iraq, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Southern Sudan and Yemen. more

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Mainstreaming Anti-Corruption in Development

This Practice Note helps clarify UNDP's position by building on internal knowledge mapping, as well as reflecting and refocusing UNDP's anti-corruption priorities within its mandates and with respect to new developments in this field. more

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Mainstreaming Human Rights in Development Policies and Programming: UNDP Experiences

UNDP's work is based on the belief that people experience poverty not only as a lack of income but also as a lack of education or health care or as a lack of dignity and participation in a community. These dimensions of people's lives are considered so important that governments all around themore

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Making the Law Work for Everyone

VOLUME I   As the Report highlights, the sources of legal exclusion are numerous and very often country-specific. However, four common threads stand out. First, legal empowerment is impossible when poor people are denied access to a well-functioning justice system. Second, most of the world’smore

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Mali: Improving Governance and Anti-Corruption

This report presents the findings of the review of the project "Improving governance and fighting corruption in Mali", implemented between 2008 and 2010 with DGTTF funding. The Project has supported the implementation of the NEPAD African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and themore