Library

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Scaling-Up Access to Information in BangladeshSep 11, 2013
    A2I has revolutionized that process for a number of public services by providing them in a fast, easy to understand and affordable manner.

  • Pacific Handbook on Human Rights Treaty Implementation Dec 7, 2012

  • Access to Justice Assessments in the Asia Pacific: A Review of Experiences and Tools from the RegionAccess to Justice Assessments in the Asia Pacific: A Review of Experiences and Tools from the RegionDec 29, 2011
    This publication is a result of a comprehensive study of over 23 access to justice assessments conducted between 2000 and 2010 in 15 Asia-Pacific countries.

  • Promoting Local Election Management as Part of an Electoral Cycle ApproachJul 4, 2013
    This paper examines different modalities used by various countries in the Asia-Pacific region to administer local elections and demonstrates the impact of management practices on electoral cycle approaches, the delivery of elections, and the provision of assistance.