Democratic governance and peacebuilding

More countries in Africa have undergone democratic transitions than has ever been the case. UNDP strengthens the capacity of institutions to manage development processes, while expanding people's opportunity to participate in decision-making, including women, youth and marginalized groups. Read more

Our Goals

UNDP’s support for national and local institutions helps to build efficient and accountable public administrations, fight corruption, promote fair and accessible justice systems and ensure public services reach those who need them the most. We strengthen a wide range of democratic institutions, including governments, parliaments, judicial institutions and local authorities. Read More

Guinea-Bissau elections

Postponed several times, the 2014 elections were the first to take place since the 2012 military coup which ousted interim President Raimundo Pereira. They were widely seen as essential to restoring constitutional order, economic growth and development. Read the full story

Our stories
  • Women gear up for elections in Kenya
    Aug 4, 2017

    Ahead of general elections in Kenya, UNDP is working with UN Women and OHCHR to strengthen electoral processes and empower women as candidates and voters.

  • A home lost, found again
    Jul 17, 2017

    The conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has killed 20,000 people and displaced another 2 million. In February 2017, UNDP and Borno’s Ministry of Reconstruction, Resettlement and Rehabilitation started stabilizing Ngwom, clearing destroyed buildings or rehabilitation of houses and basic infrastructure.

  • Seven reasons why rule of law matters for peace
    Jun 16, 2017

    UNDP has been working to build peace in over 40 crisis-affected countries through our Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights.

  • #RefugeesWelcome: helping the helpers
    Sep 16, 2016

    There are now more people on the move – 244 million – than at any time since the end of World War II. Some 65 million are forcibly displaced, including 40.8 million internally displaced people, over 21 million refugees and more than 3 million asylum seekers.

  • Keeping children worm-free in Tanzania
    Sep 9, 2016

    Also known as "snail fever", schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease carried by fresh water snails. It is one of the most widespread tropical diseases in the world after malaria, affecting more than 249 million people globally, including 100 million children. In Tanzania, the first cases of schistosomiasis were reported in the early 19th century.

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