Jul 1, 2011Fast Facts: Electoral Systems and ProcessesElections are a transformative tool for democratic governance. UNDP offers strategic assistance throughout the electoral cycle, from support to designing more effective systems to help in resolving disputes after the votes are counted. The UNDP strategy is about an integrated, long-term electoral-cycle approach to electoral assistance.
Jul 1, 2011Fast Facts: Parliamentary DevelopmentViable democracy and open society depend on effective lawmaking, oversight and representation — the three chief functions of parliaments. Parliaments are pillars of democratic governance, with a critical role in spurring and sustaining national action towards the Millennium Development Goals. They can be powerful agents of change, particularly during and after times of crisis.
Jul 1, 2011Fast Facts: Fostering Inclusive ParticipationThe 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.
Sep 25, 2011Fast Facts: Supporting Democratic Transition in TunisiaUNDP has refocused its work in Tunisia to support key institutions, processes and stakeholders that can have a significant impact in assuring the steady transition to democracy – including support to the constitutional process, political parties, and women’s political participation.
Oct 11, 2011Fast Facts: E-Governance and Access to InformationThe explosive use of mobile technologies in the last five years and better Internet access give us cause to reconsider how we confront traditional development challenges.