Fast Facts - Fostering Inclusive Participation01 Jul 2011
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. Vibrant and vigorous democracies are developed and sustained through inclusive participation, which also advances achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
UNDP deepens inclusive participation through mechanisms and opportunities in four areas:
• Civic engagement
• Electoral systems and processes
• Parliamentary development
• E-governance and access to information