Fast Facts: Electoral Systems and ProcessesJul 1, 2011Elections 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.
Fast Facts: Parliamentary DevelopmentJul 1, 2011Viable 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.
Fast Facts: Fostering Inclusive ParticipationJul 1, 2011The 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.
Fast Facts: Supporting Democratic Transition in TunisiaSep 25, 2011UNDP 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.
Results: YemenMay 6, 2013UNDP is at the forefront of the post-crisis agenda in Yemen, coordinating the efforts of the international community, including elections, national dialogue and human rights. Additionally, UNDP is supporting humanitarian operations and building on its HIV/AIDS programming.
Results: TunisiaMay 15, 2013
UNDP is responding quickly to the fast-changing environment in Tunisia, launching an ambitious new strategy supporting key elements of the democratic transition, such as electoral and constitution-making processes, the rule of law, employment and social cohesion. The organization is also preparing to support Tunisia on issues such as inclusive growth and sustainable development, with an emphasis on youth employment and local development.