Free and balanced information, a public good, is under threat. Around the world, facts are being manipulated and controlled, while the notion of truth itself is being disputed. Is there a way to… Read more
The OGP will review 2,500 governance-related commitments made by 70 participating countries and 15 subnational governments. It will also examine issues such as promoting women leaders, boosting open… Read more
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… Read more
Corruption drains and diverts public funds from local development. At the local level, corruption can affect access to health and education, equal opportunities, and, overall, the realization of the… Read more
The UNDP and the EU launched an ambitious programme, ReLOaD, to substantially increase the involvement of civil society organizations in local development efforts while improving transparency in the… Read more
Having enjoyed relatively high levels of well-being, the developing countries in the Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region could see inequalities and exclusion rise sharply… Read more
While helping to address human rights issues in Central Asia, UNDP also helps to develop strong and independent National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the region, which can be powerful agents… Read more