All Democratic Governance Publications

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2012 Democratic Governance Group Annual Report

This 2012 report elaborates on the work of the Democratic Governance Group, Bureau for Development Policy, in assisting countries to strengthen their democratic governance practices, pursue innovations - especially through exchanges among countries - and broaden space for participation and dialoguemore

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2013 Democratic Governance - Year in Review

This report presents the key achievements and results from UNDP's democratic governance supported initiatives in 2013, from well-run parliaments to accessible formal and customary justice systems, to measures for combating corruption. It reveals how we anticipate a future where democraticmore

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A Desk Study on National Human Rights Action Plans

 This study aims at giving an overview of the present situation as well as of the development so far of the National Human Rights Action Plans in six pilot countries, Cape Verde, Lithuania, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia and Nepal. The overview of the process describes challenges, problems,more

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A Guide to Measuring the Impact of Right to Information Programmes

 The right to information is fundamental in bolstering democratic principles of openness, transparency and accountability in societies and in eradicating poverty and is therefore a programming priority for UNDP. This Guide complements the Practical Guidance Note on Right to Information, whichmore

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A Guide to UNDP Democratic Governance Practice

This Guide provides an easy-to-read overview of what UNDP does in the democratic governance practice area. It provides an overview of policies and strategies that guide UNDP's work on democratic governance; examples of our work on the ground and resources are also shared. more

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A Handbook on Working With Political Parties

Political parties are a keystone of democratic governance. They provide a structure for political participation; serve as a training ground for political leadership; and transform social interests into public policy. The question for development practitioners is how best to work with politicalmore

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A Manual on Parliamentary Engagement with the Millennium Development Goals

The UN Millennium Campaign and the UNDP Parliamentary Development team have launched a manual on “parliamentary engagement with the Millennium Development Goals”. It outlines mechanisms that can be used in parliaments to improve MDGs engagement; good practices in how parliaments have made the MDGsmore

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A Snapshot of Illicit Financial Flows from Eight Developing Countries: Results and Issues for Investigation

  Illicit financial flows drain scarce resources and undermine efforts to achieve sustainable development in the poorest countries. However, until recently, little attention has been paid to this phenomenon. This Issue Brief provides a snapshot of the magnitude and main drivers behind illicitmore

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A User’s Guide to Measuring Gender-Sensitive Basic Service Delivery

The Guide is produced as part of a UNIFEM, UNDP, and Gender at Work initiative called Gender and Democratic Governance in Development, which aims to improve the governance of basic services provision to women. more