Local Development

  • Sep 20, 2010UNDP’s Local Capacity StrategyThe Strategy presents a vision for how UNDP can approach, prioritize, and integrate its work to create the enabling conditions for effective local action and to greatly speed the scale-up of local-level best practices. It is designed to elucidate and strengthen how UNDP works with and supports community-based initiatives and national governments to scale up local-level successes.

  • Environmental Justice - Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment Jun 12, 2014Environmental Justice - Comparative Experiences in Legal EmpowermentThis report outlines challenges and innovations arising around the world as communities and governments pursue an agenda of justice based on inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment. The paper highlights trends in strategies emerging across regions

  • COMPACT: Engaging local communities in stewardship of protected areasSep 13, 2011COMPACT: Engaging local communities in stewardship of protected areasThis publication highlights the work of Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Programme (COMPACT) and demonstrates how community-based initiatives can significantly increase the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in and around World Heritage Sites through several country cases.

  • Oct 15, 2009CBD: Benefit Sharing Perspectives from Enterprising CommunitiesThis report elaborates on how various communities in a range of ecosystems share the benefits derived from economic activities and how that affects their ability to meet their needs and ensure social and economic well-being. This report also focuses on inter- and intra-community equity in economic transactions by examining the management and use of biological resources.

  • Jun 15, 2008Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples’ IssuesThis Kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes. It is designed to provide United Nations Country Teams with guidance as to how to engage indigenous peoples and include their perspectives in development processes.

  • Nov 11, 2008Voice and Accountability for Human DevelopmentThis note highlights the UNDP global strategy to strengthen civil society and civic engagement. This strategy note aims to revitalize the engagement of UNDP with civil society and its organizations by seeking to bring about a fundamental shift in the relationship, geared towards recognizing the evolving nature and growing influence of the civil society sector.

  • Jun 1, 2001UNDP and Indigenous Peoples: A Policy of EngagementThis policy note provides an overview of UNDP’s policy and engagement with indigenous peoples based on its mandate from the Charter of the United Nations. This note is the result of a series of consultations with numerous representatives of indigenous peoples’ organizations (IPOs) worldwide as well as with UNDP staff.

  • Mar 15, 2010UNDP Community Water Initiative: Fostering Water SecurityThis report aims to provide in-depth information on the UNDP Community Water Initiative, which has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. This report also highlights some country case studies and activities that provide current water security and community development benefits.

  • Mar 15, 2010UNDP Community Water Initiative: Fostering Water Security

  • The Power of Local Action: Learning from Communities on the Frontlines of Sustainable DevelopmentJun 6, 2012The Power of Local Action: Learning from Communities on the Frontlines of Sustainable Development