Democratic Governance

Democratic Governance Reports A-Z

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Rule of Law and Access to Justice in Eastern and Southern Africa

Drawing on case studies from Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda, this report outlines several achievements and challenges that affect UNDP’s Rule of Law and Access to Justice focus and approach.   The mapping shows anmore

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The Socioeconomic Impact of Pretrial Detention

Excessive and arbitrary pretrial detention is an overlooked form of human rights abuse that affects millions of persons each year, causing and deepening poverty, stunting economic development, spreading disease, and undermining the rule of law. Pretrial detainees may lose their jobs and homes;more

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Why Some Countries Fail to Negotiate Fair Natural Resources Contracts

Drawing insights from new institutional economics, this paper proposes an analytical narrative and framework to examine differentiated levels of beneficiation. The framework hypothesizes that the varying degree of beneficiation  over  time  and  space  is  not more

Our Work - Democratic Governance

UNDP strengthens the capacity of African States to deliver development while expanding people's opportunity to participate in decision-making processes, particularly women, youth, marginalized groups, and the poor. UNDP also helps build responsive and accountable institutions, promotes international and regional principles of democratic governance, and shares good governance knowledge and best practices among African decision-makers.

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