Local Development

  • UNDP and Indigenous Peoples: A Policy of EngagementJun 1, 2001
    This 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.

  • Global Partnership for Community Based AdaptationGlobal Partnership for Community Based AdaptationJun 1, 2010
    This brochure explains UNDP’s Global Partnership for Community Based Adaptation (GPCBA) in partnership with governments, civil society and philanthropic donors. The brochure also highlights several success stories, goals and aims of the initiative, and key sectors of adaptation.

  • UNDP’s Local Capacity StrategySep 20, 2010
    The 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.

  • CBD: Benefit Sharing Perspectives from Enterprising CommunitiesOct 15, 2009
    This 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.

  • Integrating Legal Empowerment of the Poor in UNDP’s WorkJul 15, 2010
    This guidance note conceptualizes an operational strategy to integrate Legal Empowerment of the Poor (LEP) within UNDP’s practice areas and programs and recommends possible means of implementation. It builds upon the strategic direction envisioned for the program from its outset, and lessons learnt from the regional consultations in the first phase.

  • UNDP Community Water Initiative: Fostering Water SecurityMar 15, 2010
    This 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.

  • Integrating Human Rights into Energy and Environment ProgrammingIntegrating Human Rights into Energy and Environment ProgrammingMay 15, 2005
    This reference paper explains the relevance of human rights to energy and environment programmes, introducing the main theoretical issues related to human rights and energy and environment. It also identifies the strategic entry points for integrating human rights into programming

  • Voice and Accountability for Human DevelopmentNov 11, 2008
    This 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.

  • Draft Guidelines on Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+ ReadinessNov 17, 2010
    This note presents guidance on the key elements of effective stakeholder engagement in the context of REDD+ readiness for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the UN-REDD Programme. It outlines principles for effective participation and consultation, operational guidelines, and practical “how-to” guidance on planning and implementing consultations.

  • Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples’ IssuesJun 15, 2008
    This 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.