UNDP Global Policy Centre for Governance

Advancing knowledge, data and insight on frontier governance issues

Newest Announcements

Strategic Dialogue on the topic of Unconstitutional Changes of Government (UCGs)


Co-convened by the UNDP Global Policy Centre for Governance and Crisis Bureau

In tandem with the 2024 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, UNDP will convene a strategic dialogue on the topic of unconstitutional changes of government, looking at critical but difficult questions on how to engage, stay and deliver development solutions after unconstitutional changes of government. The closed-door multi-stakeholder dialogue will consider policy, practice and partnerships implications, as well as research gaps that require urgent attention.

Coming 8-9 May 2024

Finance, Integrity and Governance (FIG) Initiative Symposium


The Finance, Integrity and Governance (FIG) initiative, funded by Norway, facilitates informal and explorative conversations on financing for development. The initiative consists of three policy symposia ahead of the FfD4 Conference. The policy symposia will provide a ‘Chatham house’ context to informally discuss current trends and dynamics, understand countries’ experiences in addressing key financial integrity challenges, and build knowledge on new and emerging issues. The initiative serves as a co-creative knowledge track that is separate from member states’ deliberations. The initiative is implemented in collaboration with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

The first FIG policy symposium will focus on the interlinked topics of international tax cooperation and illicit financial flows, and will convene soon in Oslo.

Coming 14-15 May 2024

Mission Statement

The UNDP Global Policy Centre for Governance is the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) dedicated knowledge, research and analytical centre for governance issues. From its office in Oslo, Norway, the Centre draws on the experience of practitioners, policymakers and researchers, serving as a convener of new ideas, conduit of frontier research, and connecter of disciplines. Through these efforts, the Centre aspires to be a conversation starter and meeting space that fosters transformative change in governance systems at national and global level. 

Our Focus


The Global Policy Centre for Governance is committed to being a responsive and agile entity that tackles frontier governance issues and challenges. Currently, our Focus Areas include Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions; Fair and Green Transitions; Information Integrity; Financial Integrity, and Anti-Corruption.

Focus Areas will adjust as and when required to address emerging needs for knowledge, data and insights on frontier governance issues.

Focus Areas