Oslo Governance Centre

UNDP's Global Policy Centre for Governance

Our focus areas


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) is UNDPs dedicated Global Policy Centre for Governance issues. It promotes transformative governance for peaceful, just and inclusive societies. The Centre creates knowledge, insight and data on key governance challenges by drawing on the experience of practitioners, policymakers and researchers. OGC responds to complex and rapidly evolving policy landscapes by creating mutually reinforcing linkages between UNDP's on the ground governance work in over 170 countries and territories and global thought-leadership. Through this converging of perspectives, we unravel complex governance puzzles and frontier challenges in a way that benefits both global dialogue and citizen experience, restoring faith in democratic governance at all levels. 



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Our impact



focus on peace, justice and strong institutions


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SDG 16

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