Democratic governance and peacebuilding

UNDP ensures inclusive and effective democratic governance by bringing together its ability to advocate, advise, foster impartial spaces for dialogue, achieve consensus and build 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.

Our Goals

The ultimate goal is to bring effective and equitable delivery of service to citizens, especially the poor, indigenous and local communities, and reinforce the rule of law and citizen security through the design of appropriate policy, legal and regulatory frameworks and strengthening of local governance institutions. We assist in bridging the gap between humanitarian, peacebuilding and longer-term development efforts, helping countries in peaceful settlement of disputes and progress towards democratic governance.more

Open budgets

Raising awareness on open data and its benefits in Ukraine. UNDP works with national partners to develop state and social structures that protect human rights, encourage healthy parliamentary and judicial oversight, reduce corruption, and empower local governments and civil society. more

Our Stories

 A family discusses a property dispute with lawyer Alinazar Nabievat at the legal aid center in Ishkoshim District

Legal Aid Centers provide access to justice for Tajikistan's citizens

Access to justice in Tajikistan is difficult, especially for poor people and people in rural areas. Tajikistan has few lawyers, and the court system is overburdened and slow. Legal Aid Centers bring access to citizens. More 

 At a One Stop Shop, a man saves time and energy getting a document approved. Photo: UNDP Albania

New technologies improve municipal services through Albanian "One Stop Shops"

In Albania, local government units are using locally developed open source software to foster One Stop Shop services for citizens. More 

The Orthodox Bishop of Karpasia Christophoros and Imam Fahretin Ogdo celebrate the conservation of a church.

Working on shared heritage bringing Cypriots across the island together

UNDP's cultural heritage restoration work in Cyprus is bringing Cypriots across the divide together. More 

There are now six renovated TB Labs that provide high quality fast results for TB in Turkmenistan. Photo: Claire Ladavicius

Recovering from multidrug-resistant TB in Turkmenistan

A UNDP-supported, Global Fund (GF)-financed initiative aims to reduce the burden of tuberculosis on the local communities of Turkmenistan. More 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Legal Aid for Justice (LAJ)

    Legal Aid for Justice is an initiative to support national legal aid systems across the region and improve their effectiveness. more 

  • Local Governance Support

    With approval from the Government of Uzbekistan, this project helped to reform the nation’s local governance by improving the performance of local administrative offices.more