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Inclusive electoral processes: A pathway to more peaceful societies

Responding to national requests for enhanced governance capacity, UNDP has supported elections and referenda in over 100 Member States since the early 1990s. Efforts focused on developing the capacity…  


Ghana holds maiden Maendeleo Policy Forum on African elections

Ghana held the first Maendeleo Policy Forum on 18 August in Accra, bringing into sharp focus election experiences in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim was to examine the challenges faced by various…  


US$ 3 million needed for Central African Republic elections

These elections are regarded as an opportunity to re-establish peace and social cohesion while also promoting economic and social development.  


Central African Republic holds constitutional referendum

On 13 December 2015, voters in the Central African Republic (CAR) went to the polls to give their judgment on the draft Constitution.  


Maendeleo Policy Forum: Deepening Democracy - Election Management and Stability in Africa’s Divided Societies

The sixth Maendeleo Policy Forum, held in 14 December in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on election management and stability in Africa. Despite the amount of held elections is growing, Africa’s democracy…  


UNDP trains Angola’s election observers and civic electoral educators ahead of 2017 polls

As nearly 9.5 million Angolans prepare to go to the polls on 23 August, UNDP is working with the National Electoral Commission to train more than 1,500 civic electoral education promotors and 1,289…  


The first Africa Data Revolution Report focuses on mapping the data ecosystem in Africa

This first edition of the biennial Africa Data Revolution Report aims to address issues on the process of transforming data ecosystems, from the status quo to an aspirational state where data from…  


More than two million Liberians register to vote, almost half are women

Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half of those registered are…  

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