All Democratic Governance Publications

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Paraguay: Governance Assessments - Project Assessment

This publication presents the findings of the review of the DGTTF-funded project System for Monitoring and Evaluation of Democratic Governance in Paraguay. The project was implemented over 15 months from March 2008 to June 2009. more

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Parliamentary Development Strategy Note

The Parliamentary Development Strategy Note establishes a policy framework for the services that UNDP provides in parliamentary development. It describes the niche of UNDP as a partner in parliamentary development, provides practical advice and guidance for UNDP governance practitioners and sets more

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Parliaments and Human Rights: A Primer

This Primer explores how UNDP can enhance the contribution that legislators, parliaments and parliamentary processes make towards the protection, promotion and realization of human rights. It suggests elements for assessing the human rights capacities of parliaments and examines approaches to more

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Planning a Governance Assessment: A Guide to Approaches, Costs and Benefits

 Providing an easily accessible overview of options, this guide advises on how to operationalize a country-led assessment in line with strategic principles such as ownership and inclusive participation. more

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Post-constitutional Support to Decentralization in Iraq

This synthesis note presents the main findings of the assessment of the Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF) project Post-constitutional Support to Decentralization and Local Governance Initiatives in Iraq, published as part of the DGTTF Lessons Learned Series. more

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Poverty Reduction and Human Rights Practice Note

This Practice Note outlines a framework for human rights integration in poverty reduction and provides practical steps to guide UNDP programming. The framework is purposely kept generic, as it should be applicable to a range of country situations and programming modalities; whether the focus is on more

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Practice Note - Human Rights in UNDP

This UNDP Practice Note addresses how UNDP  implements its policy of integrating human rights into human development. It elaborates, on how this policy is to be implemented in the three strategic areas of intervention covering UNDPs work on human rights and human rights mainstreaming. These more

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Practioner's Guide to Capacity Assessment of Anti-Corruption Agencies

In order to strengthen the capacity of anti-corruption agencies to more effectively discharge their mandates, it is necessary to first assess their existing capacity. Accordingly, this Practitioners' Guide has been developed to assist national anti-corruption officials, as well as UNDP Country more

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Preliminary Survey on Donor Use of Governance Assessments

 This preliminary survey is a desk study that compiles publicly available governance assessment documentation from international donor agencies and OECD member countries. It argues that there is not yet a harmonised definition of governance in use across donors as envisaged in the 2005 Paris more

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Pro Poor Urban Governance

 LIFE is a UNDP global programme that has focused on local governance and urban environmental issues since 1992, supporting community-based and local initiatives to realize immediate improvements to the lives of the urban poor and to influence policy. This report applies LIFE's 13 years of more