Democratic governance and peacebuilding
UNDP ensures inclusive and effective democratic governance by advocating, advising, fostering impartial spaces for dialogue, achieving consensus and building institutions. UNDP helps governance institutions in countries bring constitutional reforms, organize credible elections, strengthen parliaments, and address policy and institutional options for peace, risk-reduction and development through reconciliation, empowerment and inclusion.
UNDP helps create an enabling environment for all social partners, including civil societies, to grow in strength and contribute towards national development.
Voters standing in a queue to vote at a local polling station set up at National Inter College in Varanasi, India on 12 May 2014. UNDP promotes the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of election management and administration. Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India more
Every year,USD $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated USD $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). more
Why combating corruption in government contracts is key to funding the Sustainable Development Goals
A bridge collapses because of poor construction. Pupils in an elementary school lose a month or two of classes because their books aren’t ready. A young woman dies after she receives a vaccine for a common influenza. more