Democratic Governance

  • Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIRs) in the Asia-Pacific Region – What Have We Learnt?

    This paper provides lessons learnt from the recent UNDP experience in implementation of Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIRs). It also provides proposal for implementing future CPEIRs and undertaking complementary analyses.

  • Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR) – Methodological Note

    This paper describes a new methodology that aims to inform the development of the national response to climate change: the climate public expenditure and institutional review (CPEIR). The paper outlines the analytical framework of this methodology. It draws on the experience of a substantial body of work that has examined the effectiveness of public expenditure through the use of several analytical tools.

  • Sharing Experience in Access to Justice: Engaging with Non-State Justice Systems & Conducting Assessments

    This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the Access to Justice Week in October 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted by UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre. It complements a companion publication, Access to Justice Assessments in the Asia Pacific: A Review of Experiences and Tools from the Region. The report is divided into two sections according to the following two thematic events; Non-State Justice Systems: Principles and Practices Symposium, and Regional Consultation on Access to Justice Assessments.

  • Accelerating Achievement of MDGs by Ways and Means of Economic and Social Rights

    This publication is the result of more than a year of discussions and exchanges on a variety of themes centered on what UNDP regards as its core mandate: the human development agenda. As the 2015 target date for the MDGs is rapidly approaching, and as efforts are underway to “accelerate” progress on various targets and indicators around the world, the debate about global development goals has already moved towards looking beyond 2015.

  • MDG and Indigenous Peoples

    This publication provides substantive basis for taking this bold step by placing human rights, equity and justice firmly at the centre of development. It is premised on the recognition that indigenous peoples have the right to be part of such processes and claim their MDG entitlements, and that a comprehensive review of good practices and lessons learned, challenges and opportunities will lead to concrete strategies for action to accelerate the progress of the MDG.

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.