All Democratic Governance Publications

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Communication for Development: A Glimpse at UNDP's Practice

This booklet illustrates how C4D concepts are operationalised across UNDP practice areas at the program and project level through 13 brief case studies from UNDP country offices. These components strengthen projects primarily through enhanced participation of local people, accountability andmore

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Communication for Empowerment in Madagascar

 This report presents the findings of the information and communication assessments conducted in three districts in Northern Madagascar: Antsirabe, Moramanga and Tsiroanomandidy.This report was written by staff and consultants from the Andrew Lees Trust with input fromBarry Driscoll of UNDP. more

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Communication for Empowerment: Media Strategies for Vulnerable Groups

 This Guidance Note explains Communication for Empowerment and its importance to poverty reduction. It identifies trends in the media, and highlights key opportunities and challenges, including the impact of liberalization and the ongoing struggle many media face in holding onto hard foughtmore

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Comparative Experience in Electoral Administration and the Arab World

This paper comprises four sections. First, a summary of findings and lessons learned is provided on the different institutional models and experiences in the structuring and functioning of electoral management bodies (EMBs). Second, findings and conclusions on the cost of elections are alsomore

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Complementarity and Transitional Justice

This discussion paper provides an overview of the linkages and challenges related to development support to transitional justice and specifically, the development of national capacity to try serious international crimes in line with the principle of complementarity. It highlights UNDP's added valuemore

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Corruption and Development: A primer

This primer explores the relationship between corruption and development including economic growth, poverty, human rights, gender, governance, human development, environment and sustainable development. It considers how UNDP could integrate anti-corruption principles and strategies with itsmore

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Corruption, Accountability and Gender: Understanding the Connection

Understanding corruption’s linkages to gender equality issues and how it impacts women’s empowerment is part of the process of advancing women’s rights and understanding gender dimensions of democratic governance. UNDP and UNIFEM’s work on gender and democratic governance aims to enhance themore

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DGTTF Evaluation Summaries

The DGTTF, established in 2001, is the primary mechanism through which donor partners channel non-core contributions to UNDP’s activities on democratic governance. The main function of this funding mechanism is to provide country offices with discretionary funds to explore innovative approaches inmore

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DPKO/DFS - DPA Joint Guidelines on Enhancing the Role of Women in Post-Conflict Electoral Processes

The objective of these guidelines is to provide advice on measures that could be implemented in future electoral processes in post-conflict environments to increase the participation of women as voters, candidates, and electoral officials and to ensure that electoral processes have an equal impactmore

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Decentralised Governance for Development: A Combined Practice Note

The "Decentralised Governance for Development: A Combined Practice Note on Decentralisation, Local Governance and Urban/Rural Development" synthesizes UNDP's thinking on decentralisation, local governance and urban/rural development. It highlights key lessons learned; provides guidance inmore