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  • Feasible Study: Optimal Conditions for Effective Regional Media Self-Regulation in the Pacific IslandsDec 14, 2014
    This study used an analytical framework and evaluative criteria for identifying the specific conditions and factors for establishing media self-regulatory arrangements that meet key stakeholder concerns and needs at both regional and national levels in the Pacific Islands.

  • Gender Equality: Women’s participation and leadership in governments at the local levelGender Equality: Women’s participation and leadership in governments at the local levelDec 12, 2014
    This report provides research and analysis of the underlying causes for this problem to help policymakers and all stakeholders who are trying to improve participation and leadership by women leading to also security and safety of women in the region.

  • Anti-Corruption Strategies: Understanding what works, what doesn’t and why?Anti-Corruption Strategies: Understanding what works, what doesn’t and why?Dec 9, 2014
    This report reviews the experiences of fourteen countries in the region in designing, implementing, and monitoring anti-corruption strategies as well as the drivers for developing these strategies.

  • Pacific Trade and Human RightsPacific Trade and Human RightsNov 7, 2014

  • Capacity Assessment Manual for National Human Rights InstitutionsCapacity Assessment Manual for National Human Rights InstitutionsSep 24, 2014
    This manual has been developed to describe a process of self-assessment assisted by external expert facilitators and to provide a step-by-step approach to identifying specific organizational challenges. The assessment methodology incorporates both qualitative and quantitative elements in assessing the current situation of the NHRI, identifying weaknesses, forecasting future capacity requirements and developing strategies to close the capacity gaps.

  • Youth and Democratic Citizenship in East and South-East AsiaYouth and Democratic Citizenship in East and South-East AsiaAug 8, 2014
    This study attempted to gauge the potentials of East and South-East Asian youth to become active stakeholders, through examining their sense of involvement and empowerment as democratic citizens, their assessments of institutions and quality of governance, and how they participate in politics, compared with older age groups at both the national and regional levels.

  • Strengthening the Governance of Social Protection: The Role of Local GovernmentStrengthening the Governance of Social Protection: The Role of Local GovernmentJul 11, 2014
    This regional analysis provides an overview of the current situation in the delivery of social protection programmes in seven countries in Asia. The findings will be useful for national and local governments to formulate and implement programmes that can address specific challenges related to the effective delivery of social protection at the local and national levels for the most vulnerable and marginalized.

  • The Impact of Decentralization and Urban Governance on Building Inclusive and Resilient CitiesThe Impact of Decentralization and Urban Governance on Building Inclusive and Resilient CitiesJan 20, 2014
    This brief addresses issues and development challenges in urbanization such as decentralization, urban governance, resilience to climate-induced shocks, public participation, transparency, accountability, responsiveness, equity, and responses to climate change challenges.

  • Financing Local Responses to Climate ChangeSep 13, 2013
    This report aims to better understand the significance of local governance and decentralization in the delivery of climate finance, and to strengthen its coherence, responsiveness, and effectiveness. It presents a regional picture, supported by specific examples from several countries across the region, of the most relevant trends, challenges and opportunities in relation to financing localized responses to climate change.

  • Scaling-Up Access to Justice in IndiaSep 11, 2013
    As a result of UNDP partnership with the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, justice delivery systems, more than 2 million people are more aware of their legal rights.