All Democratic Governance Publications

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Empowering Lives, Building Resilience

This publication features success stories from countries where UNDP support has resulted in transformative changes, including by fostering the growth of institutional and human capacities.   To qualify as a transformational success, a story needed to demonstrate tangible and sustainable more

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Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties

This publication identifies targeted interventions for promoting the stronger presence and influence of women in political parties as well as advancing gender equality issues in party policies and platforms. The lessons learned and common strategies in this Guide are drawn mainly, but not more

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Engaging Parliaments in the Millennium Development Goals

An important resource for parliamentarians who are trying through their daily work to promote the MDGs and give effect to policies and legislation that will help their country to achieve the MDGs, the origins of this publication lie in dialogue that took place between the Secretariat of the more

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Europe and CIS Regional Human Development Report 2008

The human cost of social exclusion   The report draws on data from an innovative six-country research study conducted by UNDP together with Oxford University researchers and local social research institutes and organisations of people living with HIV that looked at exclusion in the health, more

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FYR Macedonia: Local Governance and Decentralisation

The findings presented in this report are the result of an assessment on two DGTTF funded projects in FYR of Macedonia in 2005 and 2007. The projects were part of UNDP’s broader efforts to support decentralized governance through assistance to inter-municipal cooperation and to regional more

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Fast Facts: Anti-corruption and Democratic Governance

Corruption undermines human development by diverting public resources to private gain and reducing access to public services.  Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will largely depend on the quality of governance and level of effectiveness, efficiency, and equity in the more

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Fast Facts: Civic engagement and participation of youth in politics and public institutions

Across the world, youth remain at the margins of the political, social and economic mainstream. Yet, youth engagement and participation is central to achieving sustainable human development. Young people have the right to participate in all levels of society and have the potential to be positive more

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Fast Facts: Democratic Governance

The response to the recent global economic crisis by many countries around the world, particularly developed nations, has demonstrated that the State has an important role to play in addressing critical challenges.  This is also an important lesson for developing countries as public more

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Fast Facts: Democratic Governance Assessments

Good governance needs good data. UNDP has provided advisory and financial support to catalyze country-led assessment processes in more than 20 countries in all regions. For UNDP, governance assessments are an important tool in the effort to improve democratic governance as a contribution to more

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Fast Facts: E-Governance and Access to Information

The explosive use of mobile technologies in the last five years and better Internet access give us cause to reconsider how we confront traditional development challenges. If five billion people on earth today have access to a mobile device, the issue that needs to be addressed is not the ‘digital more