All Democratic Governance Publications

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Tajikistan: Local Governance and Decentralisation - A project Assessment

This report contains the findings of a review of three projects, funded by the Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF), in Tajikistan for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008. The projects were part of UNDP’s broad efforts to support the development of local governance and provide assistance tomore

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The Future of Participatory Civil Society Assessments: A Conceptual Analysis

Building on the progress made in civil society assessments since 2000, there is a common understanding that the time is right for a next generation of assessment tools. These new tools will address important fundamental issues of philosophy, principle and methods. The Future of Participatory Civilmore

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The Global Conversation Begins - Emerging views for a new development agenda

The United Nations and partners have launched an unprecedented series of consultations with people the world over to seek their views on a new development agenda to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This global conversation responds to a growing call for activemore

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The Global Parliamentary Report

The focus of this first Global Parliamentary Report is the evolving relationship between citizens and parliaments. The intention is to analyse how citizens’ expectations are changing, and how parliaments, politicians and parliamentary staff are responding.   There are three dominant pressuresmore

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The Longer-Term Impact of UNDP Electoral Assistance: Lessons Learned

The present study on “The Longer Term Impact of UNDP Electoral Assistance: Lessons Learned” consolidates in a systematic manner the lessons learned and the good practices on UNDP’s electoral projects where the organization has been active in this area for over a decade. The study identifiesmore

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The Role of Legal Reform in Supporting Civil Society: An Introductory Primer

The Role of Legal Reform in Supporting Civil Society: An Introductory Primer (2009) discusses the trends in legal and regulatory frameworks governing the establishment of civil society organizations, and their space and scope to function in public. This paper provides (1) an introductory overviewmore

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The Role of UNDP in Supporting Democratic Elections in Africa

Countries throughout Africa and around the globe are working to build democratic institutions and improve electoral processes in order to meet their citizens’ aspirations for democratic governance and advancing human development. Many African countries have made substantial progress in recentmore

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The Socioeconomic Impact of Pretrial Detention

Excessive and arbitrary pretrial detention is an overlooked form of human rights abuse that affects millions of persons each year, causing and deepening poverty, stunting economic development, spreading disease, and undermining the rule of law. Pretrial detainees may lose their jobs and homes;more

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Toward Sustainable Development for All in Africa

  Over the years, UNDP has strengthened its partnership with Japan to accelerate sustainable human development in Africa. Our partnership has helped to consolidate peace, advance democratic governance and bolster human security across the continent. TICAD has also helped Africa to develop themore