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UNDP Regional Chief pledges support to recovery, reform and growth in Ukraine

Concluding a four-day visit to Ukraine, the Regional Director of UNDP in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, today pledged UNDP’s strong support for the Government of Ukraine’s…  


Judges, national human rights institutions and communities meet to ensure human rights protection of those with HIV and TB

The first Regional Judges’ Forum on HIV, Human Rights and the Law in Eurasia will explore how the law can better protect the rights of people living with HIV, key populations of HIV and those living…  


Governments must join hands with civil society and the private sector to ensure equal access to justice for all

The third International Legal Aid Conference (ILAC) in Georgia highlights global challenges and offers practical solutions in creating and reforming free legal aid systems for the poor and vulnerable  


Meet the heroes of the transparency movement

From developing apps to reforming laws, these change-makers are working across Europe and Central Asia to make governments more open and accountable.  


Creating Islands of Integrity around the Black Sea

Islands have been emerging recently around Eastern and Central Europe. But they’re not common islands at all - they are actually cities. We see these cities standing out as “island” enclaves of…  



Providing access to justice to citizens in Tajikistan

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…  


It takes a village: Pensioners demand justice in Moldova

After the break-up of the Soviet Union, the archives of enterprises, or even of entire villages, perished. Thousands of people have paid social contributions, but as pension reform in Moldova drags…  


Making Decentralization Reform Work: Opportunities and Innovations for Local Governance and Service Delivery

Check out the report from our conference “Making Decentralization Reform Work: Opportunities and Innovations for Local Governance and Service Delivery," organised on 2-3 December 2015 in Kyiv,…  


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

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

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