Our Global Programmes

Access to Justice and Rule of Law (GPAJ)

UNDP launched its first global programme on Rule of Law and Access to Justice. The global programme provides assistance in challenging but relatively stable contexts and undertakes needs and capacity assessments. The focus is on consolidation and sustainable, long-term development in collaboration and coordination.A strategy component develops national strategic plans and justice reform programmes for improved justice service delivery and enforcement of pro-poor laws. Another component responds to immediate justice needs including the protection of women's rights and access to legal services. It also responds to grave challenges in the justice sector such as police brutality, inhumane prison conditions, lengthy pre-trial detention, and impunity for perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence. more

Anti Corruption for Development Effectiveness (PACDE)

The 2008-2011 UNDP Global Programme on Anti-Corruption for Development Effectiveness (PACDE) has become an important vehicle for:providing advisory services to UNDP Country Offices and programming countries; raising global awareness and advocacy on anti-corruption; building synergies with the initiatives of relevant partners; synchronizing global and regional activities with emerging demands from the countries involved; producing knowledge products on anti-corruption to assist anti-corruption programming at the country level. Through enhanced partnership and coordination, PACDE provides support to strengthen national capacities, institutions and systems to better implement anti-corruption initiatives. PACDE takes into account the demand from UNDP country offices and programming countries, the expectations of donors and other partners, recommendations from community of practice meetings, the norms and standards from UNCAC, and the areas of collaboration with relevant partners including UNODC, WHO, GTZ, OECD, WBI and TI. more

Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS)

In 2009, UNDP launched a three-year, $50 million initiative designed to help deepen democracy and accelerate human development. The programme works on four levels:UNDP leadership in electoral assistance through development of global tools, innovative policies and knowledge products regional exchange of good practices support to national electoral management bodies leveraging women's participation in elections This is UNDP's first-ever Global Programme on Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS). more

Governance Assessments

The Global Programme on Democratic Governance Assessments supports countries that want to assess their own performance on governance. A nationally owned and inclusive process serves to strengthen accountability, participation and dialogue. The Governance Assessment Portal offers a resource centre for news, knowledge sharing, indicators, tools and case studies. more

Human Rights Strengthening (GHRSP)

This programme aims to fully integrate human rights into UNDP policies, programmes and processes. It implements our Human Rights Practice Note and responds to current international agreements and initiatives such as the new United Nations Human Rights Council and Action 2.The Global Human Rights Strengthening Programme 2008-2011 (GHRSP) provides programming and policy development support to all UNDP Regional Centres and key units at headquarters. It also responds to requests from UNDP Country Offices and national partners. Products include practical tools and guidance notes, plus activities to promote knowledge-sharing within regions.Overall, GHRSP looks to best practices in how to strengthen national systems, how to work with international human rights machinery, and how to manage knowledge related to programming from a human rights-based approach. more

Parliamentary Strengthening (GPPS)

Launched in 1999, the Global Programme for Parliamentary Strengthening (GPPS), strengthens of the institutional capacity of parliaments via a number of programs at global, regional and national level. At the global level, GPPS has supported the efforts of inter-parliamentary organizations such as the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), the Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF), the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) in their quest to identify the key characteristics of a democratic parliament, regardless of the system of government within which it operates. As a result, the APF and the CPA have developed a set of evaluative criteria and benchmarks respectively, and SADC PF is in the process of developing benchmarks from a regional perspective. In the future, UNDP expects these tools to inform and improve south-south cooperation and UNDP's own parliamentary development programming. A second major priority for GPPS is supporting the development of the first multi-lateral Parliamentary Development Web Portal where parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, development practitioners and national actors can access information, enhance coordination and seek advice with regard to the functioning of open and transparent parliaments. The web portal AGORA is a multilateral initiative accessible at: www.agora-parl.org. more