All Democratic Governance Publications

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Democratic Governance Reader

A Reference for UNDP Practitioners is intended as a single volume reference tool on UNDP's approach to democratic governance. It is a joint publication of the Oslo Governance Centre, Democratic Governance Group (Bureau for Development Policy) and the Learning Resources Centre (Bureau ofmore

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Development and Use of Governance Indicators in Africa

On commission from the United Nations Development Programme Oslo Governance Centre (UNDP OGC) and the European Commission, the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) has partnered with think tanks in three countries to produce a comparative study on the role and potential of nationalmore

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Discussion Paper - Governance for Sustainable Development

There are now widely accepted arguments that governance is of high relevance to the post-2015 development agenda: effective governance institutions and systems that are responsive to public needs deliver essential services and promote inclusive growth, while inclusive political processes ensuremore

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Discussion Paper: Political Parties and Policy Development

Using data from International IDEA's Research and Dialogue with Political Parties project, this paper analyzes the role of political parties in a democracy, especially how political parties fall short of their "ideal" functions when they adopt clientelist versus programmatic tactics tomore

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ESSENTIALS: Electoral Assistance

The ESSENTIALS series, published by UNDP's Evaluation office, is designed to provide UNDP country offices and headquarters easy access to lessons learned from evaluations. This issue summarizes and synthesizes lessons learned and suggestions made by UNDP and other development agencies in the areamore

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Early Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Processes Handbook

This Early Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Processes Handbook is a practical guide for developing and implementing policies and programmes to ensure early access to legal aid.   The Handbook draws on the international standards set by the United Nations Principles and Guidelines onmore

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Elections and Conflict Prevention Guide

This Guide to Analysis, Planning, and Programming provides readers with practical options and tools for programming design, early warning and conflict tracking. Drawing on seven country case studies (Bangladesh, Ghana, Guyana, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria and Sierra Leone), it presents lessons learnedmore

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Electoral Financing to Advance Women's Political Participation

This primer offers an introduction to the intersection of gender and electoral financing. Money is a prerequisite for competing in most political systems today, but patterns of gender discrimination force women candidates to make do with more limited resources than men. more

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Electoral Management Bodies as Institutions of Governance

This paper focuses on the institutional dimensions of strengthening electoral systems and grapples with issues related to electoral management bodies as institutions of governance. more

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Electoral Systems and Processes Practice Note

Establishing a framework for UNDP activities in the field of electoral assistance, the Electoral Systems and Processes Practice Note focuses on the various components of electoral assistance, the primary areas in which UNDP and others have worked, recent trends in the field, and lessons learned. Itmore