How We Work
Governance Assessment Portal (GAP): The Governance Assessment Portal is a virtual resource centre for indicators, assessment frameworks and country studies. Here you can find data, articles, tools, statistics and case studies on measuring democratic governance.
Forest Governance Assessments: Matching international standards and rooted in local ownership, these assessments of forest governance will be guided by principles of country ownership, conditional to inclusive mechanisms, with a focus on Indigenous and vulnerable communities, and with a strong focus on capacity building. In cooperation with UNREDD, initiatives will be rolled out through UNDP country offices.
Gender and Democratic Governance in Development: Delivering Services for Women: In cooperation with UNIFEM, support to national initiatives is offered to increase the production of human development relevant governance indicators that are also gender sensitive. This will be done through the consultative approach of the National Human Development Report and thereby strengthen accountability at all levels of government. Highlighting the importance of governance indicators to human development can increase the demand, quality and relevance of nationally produced governance statistics.
South-South Research Consortium on use of governance indicators in Africa: In cooperation with the EC, a research consortium of African think tanks led by IDASA is set to explore the question of governance indicators and accountability. Looking at Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda, the consortium will explore specific cases of how governance indicators and evidence are used to influence policy.
Leadership and Innovations in Democratic Governance: Leadership and Innovations in Democratic Governance (LEADING) is a series of seminars providing a forum for UNDP senior management to engage in discussions about the challenges of democracy promotion. In 2009 together with Regional Service Centre in Bangkok, OGC organized two and a half day seminar related to democratic governance challenges in the Asia Pacific Region. The next LEADING seminar will take place in 2011.
Political Economy Analysis: Working closely with other parts of UNDP, the Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) has started to analyze current trends in usage of political economy analysis in the context of international development, arguing for its potential benefits, and indicating how UNDP can engage with actors undertaking analyses and adapt these practices to its own mandate. The OGC is coordinating the process of developing a UNDP-wide approach to political economy analysis by offering a menu of options to support programming and policy dialogue at the country level.
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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).