Democratic Governance Experts Roster

More countries than ever before are working to build democratic governance. Their challenge is to develop institutions and processes that are more responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens, including the poor, and that promote development. UNDP helps countries strengthen electoral and legislative systems, improve access to justice and public administration and develop a greater capacity to deliver basic services to those most in need.

Responding to growing demand at the country level for support in the area of democratic governance, UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group has established a roster of vetted experts to provide demand-driven advisory services, access to knowledge, and technical backstopping to UNDP country offices, regional service centers and other offices as required.

The roster includes experts in ten areas of expertise corresponding to the UNDP Democratic Governance focus areas. Below is a brief description of the focus areas, each followed by an apply link for the associated sub-roster. If you have been directed to this page, please locate the focus area for which you have been selected and log in below to create your record.

For all questions relating to the roster, please see our Democratic Governance Expert Roster FAQs.

Anti-Corruption

Corruption strikes at the heart of democracy and is a major obstacle to development. For the poor, women and minorities, it means even less access to jobs, justice or equal opportunity. Learn more about our work in this area.
KINDLY REVIEW YOUR INVITATION LETTER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ACCESS / CREATE A NEW PROFILE ON THE ANTI-CORRUPTION EXPERTS ROSTER.

Civil Society and Civic Engagement

A fundamental aspect of a democratic state is the right of citizens to participate in decision-making processes. Civic engagement refers to that process whereby citizens or their representatives are able to engage and influence public processes, in order to achieve civic objectives and goals. Learn more about our work in this area.
KINDLY REVIEW YOUR INVITATION LETTER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ACCESS / CREATE A NEW PROFILE ON THE CIVIL SOCIETY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EXPERTS ROSTER.

DG Governance Assessments

Governance assessments represent an essential tool in diagnosing governance deficits, and as such, governments, CSO’s and donors have invested in developing and executing governance assessments in nearly all countries that receive development aid. Learn more about our work in this area. 
KINDLY REVIEW YOUR INVITATION LETTER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ACCESS / CREATE A NEW PROFILE ON THE DG GOVERNANCE ASSESSMENTS EXPERTS ROSTER.

Electoral Systems

Voting gives people a voice in the democratic process. Yet many countries lack a national system for managing elections. UNDP supports an election somewhere in the world every two weeks. Learn more about out work in this area.
KINDLY REVIEW YOUR INVITATION LETTER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ACCESS / CREATE A NEW PROFILE ON THE ELECTORAL SYSTEMS EXPERTS ROSTER.

Human Rights

Good governance is grounded in the principles of human rights, transparency, honesty and gender equality embodied in the United Nations Charter and internationally agreed mandates. Learn more about our work in this area.
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Local Governance and Local Development

Our local focus is about better laws, more capacity and people's voices. It responds to community needs. Decentralization brings service delivery and decision-making closer to the poor. Learn more about our work in this area.
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Parliamentary Development

Viable democracy and open society depend on effective lawmaking, oversight and representation — the three chief functions of parliaments. They can be powerful agents of change. Learn more about our work in this area.
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Political Economy Analysis (PEA)

The term “political economy analysis” has gained new currency among development agencies. It recognizes that power is essentially about relationships - between the state, social groups and individuals, or between the state, market forces and civil society. Learn more about our work in this area.
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Public Administration

UNDP helps government institutions to work in ways that are more transparent, accountable and responsive - worthy of trust from society's most vulnerable. Learn more about our work in this area.
KINDLY REVIEW YOUR INVITATION LETTER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ACCESS / CREATE A NEW PROFILE ON THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION EXPERTS ROSTER.

Rule of Law, Access to Justice, Security and Legal Empowerment of the Poor

The poor and marginalized are too often denied the ability to seek remedies in a fair justice system. UNDP promotes effective, responsive, accessible and fair justice systems as a pillar of democratic governance. Learn more about our work in this area.
KINDLY REVIEW YOUR INVITATION LETTER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ACCESS / CREATE A NEW PROFILE ON THE RULE OF LAW, ACCESS TO JUSTICE, SECURITY, AND LEGAL EMPOWERMENT OF THE POOR ROSTER.

Please note that acceptance to the Roster does not constitute a guarantee or an offer of employment.

The Roster is powered by WIDE (The Web of Information for Development) - an online Web-enabled system gathering information on experts and institutions in developing countries of the South.

The call for applications is now CLOSED

Please note Experts are added to each Roster by Invitation ONLY. Invited experts should keep their invitation letters as it contains pertinent information on how to access the roster.

 

If you would like to be included in any of our rosters, please send an email to dgg.roster@undp.org with the subject: "Expert Roster on ..." . We will contact you with information on our next call for applications once it has been launched.

  

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