Fast Facts: Democratic Governance Assessments

01 Jul 2011

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 achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Governance assessments are a mechanism to strengthen democracy. A successful assessment is driven by the country itself and carried out with the active participation of national and local actors. A country’s engagement in the data collection process, analysis of results and ongoing monitoring add value to the assessment far beyond its findings. 

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