Democratic Governance

  • Women's Representation in Local Government in Asia-Pacific: Status Report 2010

    This status report aims to deepen the understanding of progress made towards the Millennium Development Goal 3, Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women, by introducing a sub-national measure of women’s political representation. This status report will form a baseline measure of women’s representation in local government in Asia-Pacific on a country by country basis, and it is planned to be updated every year until 2015 to support the national, regional and global status assessment and dialogue on the achievement of MDG 3.

  • Practioner's Guide to Capacity Assessment of Anti-Corruption Agencies

    This Practitioners' Guide has been developed to assist national anti-corruption officials, as well as UNDP Country Offices and other development partners, to carry out capacity assessment of anti-corruption agencies.

  • Capacity Assessment Manual for National Human Rights Institutions

    This manual has been developed based on lessons from capacity assessments conducted in Afghanistan, Jordan, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mongolia, Palestine, and Thailand. It provides an easy step-by-step guide on how to conduct the capacity needs assessment. It also discusses what the capacity assessment is and its relevance for NHRIs, the benefits that they can gain from it, and what is involved in doing it.

  • The Millennium Declaration, Rights, and Constitutions

    This publication looks at how achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) might be enhanced through reliance on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR), and specifically through the incorporation of those rights into constitutions.

  • Going Beyond the Minimum: Guidance Note - UNCAC Self-Assessments

    This Guidance Note provides a methodology for national stakeholders on how to conduct a comprehensive and participatory Self-Assessment of UNCAC implementation.

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.