Oslo Governance Centre
The Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) works to position UNDP as a champion of democratic governance, both as an end in itself, and as a means to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. This is done through knowledge networking and multi-disciplinary team work, as well as through close partnerships with leading policy and research institutions in different parts of the world.
Our key areas of work include:
- Conducting systematic analysis and reviews of UNDPs governance work around the globe aimed at learning from experiences in the field;
- Based on the analysis and reviews, contributing to UNDP's programming and policy advisory services at the national, regional and global levels;
- Supporting countries to conduct nationally owned and driven democratic governance assessments that serve to strengthen democratic governance at the country level.
- Addressing new and emerging areas of democratic governance and building the capacity of UNDP's front-line staff to address these new challenges.
What We Do
Through the Global Programme on Governance Assessments, UNDP continues the work started on governance indicators in 2002. The Global Programme seeks to assist developing countries in producing governance indicators that enable national stakeholders to better monitor performance toward democratic governance reforms.
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Norway commemorates the 100th anniversary for women's voting rights in 2013. But have we truly committed to stepping up efforts to ensure gender equality world-wide, or are we stepping back in both formal and informal processes for political participation? Heba El-Kholy, our Oslo Governance Centre Director reflects on international tendencies and suggests concrete means to strengthen women's participation.
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UNDP established the Oslo Governance Centre in Oslo, Norway in 2002 as part of its global policy network for democratic governance, at a time when it had become clearer than ever that the fundamental issues of democratic governance are critical for meeting the Millennium Development Goals adopted at the Millennium Summit in 2000. The Oslo Governance Centre is an integral part of the Democratic Governance Group (DGG) in UNDP's Bureau for Development Policy (BDP).