Oslo Governance Centre

UNDP's Global Policy Centre for Governance


UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build resilience so countries can sustain progress. As the UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) draws on UNDP’s expertise in human development, democratic governance and conflict prevention to support policy development and applied research with an overarching focus on democratic governance and peacebuilding in crisis, conflict and transitional contexts.

Our impact



focus on peace, justice and strong institutions

SDG 16

A 3rd of UNDP’s total budget goes towards implementing SDG 16


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