All Democratic Governance Publications

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Parliaments, crisis prevention and recovery: Guidelines for the international community

Parliaments and other representative bodies (such as regional assemblies and local councils) are well situated – as the peoples’ representatives – to manage social crisis, prevent violent conflict and bring about lasting peace. These guidelines affirm the commitment of the international communitymore

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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 onmore

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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. Thesemore

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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 Countrymore

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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 Parismore

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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 ofmore

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Pro-Poor Governance and the Policy Process: A Framework

 This framework serves as a tool for assessing the extent to which policy making processes are pro-poor and to help in diagnosing the necessary corrective actions for enhancing poverty sensitivity of policy processes. The framework is applied to experiences of participatory budgeting in Latinmore

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Promoting Local Election Management as Part of an Electoral Cycle Approach

This is the first ever report to examine the different modalities used by various countries in Asia to administer local elections. It demonstrates the impact of local electoral management practices on the delivery of elections, the provision of electoral assistance and the relationship with anmore