Democratic Governance

  • Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Strengthening Local GovernanceDec 30, 2010Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Strengthening Local GovernanceStrengthening local governance can play a critical role in human development. Decentralizing power from the centre to the provinces, districts and villages enables women and men to participate in decision-making directly, and to hold local officials and politicians more accountable to the communities and individuals they are meant to serve.

  • Regional Assessment: The Asia-Pacific Rights and Justice InitiativeJan 2, 2010Regional Assessment: The Asia-Pacific Rights and Justice InitiativeThe assessment is part of a UNDP effort to respond to one of the recommendations of the global Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund 2008 Evaluation that highlighted the need for UNDP HQ, regional and country offices, and donors to learn more from successful and unsuccessful projects.

  • 2008 Annual Report: Anti Corruption in DevelopmentAug 19, 20132008 Annual Report: Anti Corruption in DevelopmentThis report highlights the major initiatives of the Democratic Governance Group’s anti-corruption service area and the activities of regional centers in building an effective “Service Delivery Platform (SDP)” that provides consistent and coherent support to UNDP country offices (COs) and partner countries.


Specific project support by UNDP are underway across the region in the following areas - information and communications technology for development; supporting better aid coordination; developing cutting edge knowledge products that inform policy makers; ensuring that women's rights and concerns are addresses across all policy and development efforts; support nation-building in Tokelau as it moves to full independence; and strengthening urban governance as regional populations move from their traditional villages to access better opportunities in growing cities.