All Democratic Governance Publications

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Fast Facts: Economic empowerment of youth

Youth unemployment, underemployment and wages that are below the poverty line ($1.25 per day) diminish human and social capital and are associated with poorer health and educational outcomes.  This contributes to long-term, intergenerational poverty and inequality leading to weaker resistance more

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Fast Facts: Fostering Inclusive Participation

The genuine participation of all citizens in political processes is a cornerstone of democratic governance.  UNDP fosters inclusive participation and civic engagement, placing high priority on under-represented segments of society such as the poor, women, indigenous peoples and minorities. more

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Fast Facts: Gender and Democratic Governance

UNDP strives to ensure that women have a real voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision making. When women participate in decision-making more

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Fast Facts: Human Rights and UNDP

The three pillars of the United Nations are peace and security, human rights, and development, and constitute the founding principles of the UN Charter. In its efforts to advance human development, UNDP supports Member States and partners in grounding their national development plans, policies and more

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Fast Facts: Justice and Security

In the absence of access to justice, people are unable to have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination or hold decision-makers accountable. UNDP promotes effective, responsive, accessible and fair justice systems as a pillar of democratic governance. Our focus is more

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Fast Facts: Local governance

For poor people to make their voices heard, local institutions of governance are the most important avenue. This is where the poor, women and minorities can participate in governance and influence decisions affecting their lives.   For UNDP, local governance comprises the combined set of more

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Fast Facts: Parliamentary Development

Viable democracy and open society depend on effective lawmaking, oversight and representation — the three chief functions of parliaments. Parliaments are pillars of democratic governance, with a critical role in spurring and sustaining national action towards the Millennium Development Goals. They more

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Fast Facts: Southern Sudan

In South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, violence, which began in mid-December 2013, continues to cause chaos. People in South Sudan face urgent humanitarian and development needs. It is estimated that more than 800,000 people had been displaced from their homes by late February 2014. Thousands more

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Fast Facts: Supporting Democratic Transition in Tunisia

Since the departure of former President Ben Ali in January 2011, Tunisia has been witnessing a dramatic transition to democracy involving a complete overhaul of its political system. UNDP has refocused its work in Tunisia to support key institutions, processes and stakeholders that can have a more

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Fast Facts: UNDP and Civil Society

UNDP works with civil society organizations that demonstrate their commitment to internationally recognized human rights principles and accountability to their constituents. UNDP seeks to empower civil society to achieve both "downstream" local development results and "upstream" more