Democratic Governance

  • Towards Inclusive Governance

    This publication presents lessons learnt on inclusive governance through 10 case studies of development policies and programmes, in eight Asia-Pacific countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Iran, Philippines and Sri Lanka).

  • Social Audits for Strengthening Accountability

    This note is an attempt to analyze the instrumental value of social audits in guiding programming from the perspective of human rights-based approaches (HRBAs).

  • Documenting Emerging Lessons Learned for Human Rights-Based Programming

    This note is based on lessons learned from documenting experiences and programmes that incorporated human rights-based approaches (HRBAs) in several Asia-Pacific countries.

  • Indigenous Women and the United Nations System

    The case studies that have been drawn from Africa, Asia and Latin America show how important it is to strengthen local initiatives by systematically building solidarity, alliances and partnerships within and across borders while respecting the point of view of the poor and the underserved.

  • Bridging the Gap

    This regional synthesis paper draws on the country assessments to identify gaps in policy and practice, and compiles key recommendations for further work on natural resources management.

Our Work on Democratic Governance

We work to ensure people’s participation in decision-making processes and establishing accountable and responsive governing institutions; and help governments strengthen core institutions at all levels.