Democratic Governance

Locally, UNDP supports efforts to improve local capacity to deliver basic services, especially to women and the poor - and to ensure their voices are included in political decision-making. UNDP is the lead agency on democratic governance in the UN system. One third of our total resources go to democratic governance projects, programmes and initiatives each year, which promote advocacy, capacity development, policy advice and technical support, partnerships, and sharing of experiences and good practices.

Our Goals

Democratic governance is essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We aim to build effective and capable states that are accountable and transparent, inclusive and responsive — from elections to participation of women and the poor.more

Democratic Governance

Locally, UNDP supports efforts to improve local capacity to deliver basic services, especially to women and the poor - and to ensure their voices are included in political decision-making. | Photo: UNDP Malaysia#

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Pledge to fight corruption

Strengthening The Global Fight Against Corruption

Corruption takes a disproportionate toll on the poor, by undermining the delivery of public services, such as health, education, and infrastructure; and it also creates macroeconomicmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • The project aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of selected Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACA) based in the 57 member states of the OIC in their understanding and appreciation of relevant international anti corruption instruments and conventions.more 

  • Support To The Public Service Transformation Programme

    The project specifically supports the government’s agenda to restructure the public sector to ensure that it is more effective in its service delivery while at the same time ensuring that the transformation programmes contributes to better fiscal expenditure and management of the public sector.more 

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