Annex by YSidJ6


									                                          Mapping of Democratic Governance Projects th
              Name of          Project     Budget and
 Country                                                        Weblink
              project          duration      source
Albania    Empowering the     2008-2010          $100,000 http://europeandcis.u
           Communities of
           Albania                                        F203-1EE9-

Angola     Decentralization   2008-2010   $5.5 million
           and Local                                      org/Decentralization%
Armenia    Strengthening     2005-2009      No info        http://europeandcis.u
           Awareness of &                        
           Response to
           Exposure of
           Corruption in                                   F203-1EE9-
           Armenia                                         BC67DB9B1ACF5B3F

Asia       Local              2007 - 2008         $400,000 http://regionalcentre
           Infrastructure and                    
           Service Delivery
Region                                                     ractices/governance/
           for the MDGs

Azerbaijan Good              2006-2008      $425,000
           Governance                       (DGTTF and     http://europeandcis.un
           through Civil                    core)
           Service Reform:                                 how/80F8362F-F203-
           Implementing                                    1EE9-
           MDG 9                                           B800B3F659817975

Azerbaijan National Human    2009-2010      $170,000 (core) http://www.un-
           Report on Civil
Bahrain   Supporting        2006-2008        $200,000
          Political Reforms                           bh/Files/Parliament/5
          in Partnership
          with Both Houses
          of Parliament in
          the Kingdom of

Bahrain   Multi-Sectoral    2006-2009        $520,000
          Drug Control                                bh/Projectgov=52107.
          Assistance to the
          Govt. of the
          Kingdom of

Belize    Community                2008 $215,000 (core
          Monitoring of                 and DGTTF)     /governance/ttf.htm
Bhutan    Integrated           2007-2008      $195,000
          Package of                                     bt/governance/projec
          Services to
          Support MDG-
          Based National
          Strategy for
          Bhutan: Local
          Level Initiatives to
          Accelerate MDG
Bolivia   Strengthening of             2006   $250,000
          local governments
          to bridge the gaps
          towards MDGs

Botswana Capacity                     2007    $100,000
          Strengthening for
          Planning for
          Poverty Reduction
          in Botswana
Bulgaria   Increasing         2007-2008           $125,000
           Government                                        php?url=uploads/ima
           Transparency and
           through Electronic
           Access to

Cambodia Strengthening        2006-2010           $700,000
           Democratic and                                    /undp/Publications/D
           Local Governance
           in Cambodia                                       document/83-
           (DDLG)                                            Strengthening-

Cape       Renforcement      2008-2009      $1.4 million
           des capacités                    (DGTTF -         /governance/ttf.htm
           nationales de                    Spanish frund)
           électronique pour
           la réforme de

China      Support to the            2008         $200,000
           development of a                                  cn/projects/59712.pd
           Framework in
Colombia MDGs at the       2006-2009     $2 million
          Local Level                                   co/sitio.shtml?apc=f-b-

Ecuador   Strengthening of 2006 - 2007          $181,000
          participation and                             ec/Proyectos/proyect
          mechanisms for
          Indigenous and                                o_codigo=00048251&
          afro Ecuadorian                               id=2
Egypt     Enhancing the      2006-2007           $63,000
          Knowledge and                                 eg/Default.aspx?grm2
          Policy Analysis of
          Female MPs to
          Strengthen their
          oversight and
Egypt   Strengthening the 2006-2008        $200,000
        Capacity of                                  eg/Default.aspx?grm2

Egypt   Female Genital    2003-2008   US$ 5,835,08
        Mutilation Free                              eg/Default.aspx?grm2
        Village Model
Egypt      Think Twice       2003-2008     $2.6 million

Ethiopia   Capacity Building 2007-2008            $145,000
           of the Ethiopian                                rg/index.php?option=
           Institute of the

Guinea     Projet d‟appui à la 2008-2009   $1.45 million
           modernisation de                (DGTTF -        /governance/ttf.htm
           l‟Administration                Spanish fund)

Guinea-    Projet du        2008-2009      $1.3 million
           Gouvernement de                 (SGTTF -        /governance/ttf.htm
           la République de                Spanish fund)
           Guinée Bissau
Guyana    Community Youth 2008-2009              $100,000
          in Government                                     gy/index.php?option=

Haiti     Appui à la          2005-2010   $4.5 million
          Gouvernance                                       rg/public/projetdetail
          Locale dans le
          département du
          Nord Est

Honduras System of            2006-2009      1,203,500.00
          observatories for                       
          the achievement                                   /Gob_Observatorios_
          of the MDGs                                       ODM.htm

India     Gender Equality     2004-2008   $1 million
India   Support to         2006-2012    $ 9.5 million
        operationalisation                                n/prodoc/dg/NREGA.
        of National Rural

India   Capacity                   2006 $250000 
        Development of                  (DGTTF)           /governance/ttf.htm
        local self
        institutions in
        localising MDGs

India   Capacity            2008-2012   $ 5.5 million
        Development for
        District Planning

India   Stengthening        2004-2009   $ 10.96 million
        State Plans for                                   in/index.php?option=
Indonesia Papua                   2006-2010   $16.5 million   http://www.undp.or.i
            Development                                       d/projects/projDetail.
            Government and
            Civil Society
            Capacities to
            Achieve the

Indonesia Building and            2005-2008   $4.5 million    http://www.undp.or.i
            Reinventing                                       d/factsheets/2008/G
            (BRIDGE)                                          d%20Reinventing%20

Iran        Capacity Building            2008 $100,000
            of National                       (DGTTF)         /governance/ttf.htm
            Counterparts in
            the Area of
            Mainstreaming in
            Support of
            Attaining MDGs

Jordan      Strengthening                2006 75000 (DGTTF)
            decentralization                  + $25,000 core /governance/ttf.htm
            and local
            Localization of the
            MDGs in the
Kenya     Enhancing Water 2005-2009          $200,000
          Governance in                               ndex.php/Enhancing_
          Kenya through a
          Human Rights
          Based Approach                              n_Kenya_through_a_

Kyrgyzsta Local Self      2005-2010   $1.9 million
          Governance                  (core and       en/lsg
Lao      Governance and   2006-2010   $3 million
         Public                                      n/en/Home/Program
         Reform (GPAR)

Malawi   Democracy      2008-2011            $500,000
         Consolidation                               mw/index.php?option
         Programme: The
         Right to
         Development                                 ew=democratic%20go
Malawi      Community           2007-2011           $500,000
            Based Paralegal                                   mw/index.php?option

Mali        Support for the    2008-2009      $1.45 million
            Improvement of                    (DGTTF -        overnance/ttf.htm
            governance and                    Spanish fund)
            the fight against
            Corruption in Mali

Mauritania Civic Education             2006         $325,000
            and strengthening                                uvernance/implicationf
            of the                                           emmes.html
            participation of
            women in
            decision process
Mongolia   Support in      2007-2011        $300,000
           Achieving MDG-9                           ghr-samdg.html
           on Human Rights
           and Democratic
           Phase II

Mongolia   MDG 9:                 2006 $160,000
           Institutionalizing          (DGTTF)       overnance/ttf.htm
           integrity and
           ethics systems for
           zero-tolerance of
Mongolia   Strengthening           2008          $300,000
           Integrity and                                  ghr-site.html
           Public Service
           Delivery at the
           State Professional
           Inspection Agency

Mozambiq Civil Society             2007 $150000 
         Organizations                  DGTTF             /governance/ttf.htm
           (CSO) Capacity
           Strengthening for
           an Effective and
           Participation in
           MDGs Planning

Nepal      Decentralised    2004-2009     $6.9 million
           Local Governance                               p/
           Programme -
Nicaragua Support to the       2008-2012         $100,000
            Modernization of                                ni/proyectos/1/1
            the National

Niger       Gouvernance        2008-2009   $1.4 million
            électronique et                (DGTTF -         /governance/ttf.htm
            accès à                        Spanish frund)

Pacific     CEDAW              2006-2007   No info
Philippine The Citizens          2007 ?              http://www.fukuoka.
           Actions and Local               
            Leadership to
            Achieve the
            MDGs in 2015                             &la=1
            (CALL 2015)

Philippine MDG Family-           2008     $300,000
           based Actions for
            Children and their
            Environs in the
            Slums (FACES)
Philippine Mitigating Effects         2006 $90,000
           of External                     DGTTF           /governance/ttf.htm
             Threats to MDGs
             Through A Rights-
             based Reforms in
             Governance for
             Greater Equity,
             Transparency and

Philippine Promoting                  2009 $150,000
           Procurement                     (DGTTF)         /governance/ttf.htm
             Transparency and
             Efficiency to
             achieve MDGs:
             PROTECT MDG

Rwanda       Capacity Building 2008-2009        $900,000
             for a Coordinated
             National HIV
Rwanda    MDGs Campaign: 2000-2009             $200,000
          Capacities of
          Governments to
          integrate Gender
          in Decentralized
          Development and
          Poverty Reduction
          Strategy (EDPRS)
          Planning in line
          with the National

Rwanda    Programme for      2007-2010   $10 million
          Strengthening                                   w/Democratic-
          Good                                            project46259.html?id=
          Governance                                      112

Senegal   Projet D‟appui a   2008-2009   $1.45 million
          la Reforme de                  (DGTTF -         /governance/ttf.htm
          l‟administration               Spanish fund)
          Publique et a la
Sierra    Support to Post           2006 200000
          Conflict Gender                (DGTTF)        /governance/ttf.htm

Somalia   Somali Institution 2008-2011   $4.7 million
          Development                                   org/index.php/Somali-

Sudan     Poverty           2007-2008    $1.7 million
          Alleviation –                                 org/projects/pv1.htm
          Project in Red
          Sea State
Syria       Empowering                 2007 $180,000
            Young Journalists               (DGTTF and        sy/index.php/democr
            in Achieving the                core)
            Development                                       empowering-young-
            Goals (MDGs)                                      journalists-in-

Tajikistan Building Local       2007-2008          $163,000
            Capacities for
            Implementation of
            National Poverty

Tanzania    Strengthening       2007-2010   $1.6 million
            Transparency                                      rg/docs/prodoc%20dg
            Integrity and the
            Rule of Law

The         Public Service      2008-2009   $1.45 million
            Reform and                      (DGTTF -          /governance/ttf.htm
            Institutional                   Spanish fund)
Timor     Strengthening        2006-2009     No info
          Parliamentary                                    rg/undp/Governance/
          Democracy in

Tokelau   Tokelau and Niue            2008 $100,000
          Young Leaders                    (DGTTF)         /governance/ttf.htm

Turkey    Linking Human               2007         $100,000
          Rights to Turkey's                               /governance/ttf.htm
          Localising MDGs
UAE       Strengthening the 2007-2008         $100,000
          Capacity of the                              ae/undpuae/projectd
          UAE‟s Federal
          National Council

Ukraine   Equal             2008-2011   No info
          Opportunities and                            ua/en/projects-list-
          Women‟s Rights
          in Ukraine

Yemen     EC-UNDP Joint    2008-2010    EUR 3,7 million
          Electoral                                    ye/gender_fact1.php
          Project in Yemen
Yemen    Decentralisation   2003 - 2008   $11.2 million
         and Local                                        ye/governance_fact4.

Zambia   Pro Poor Policy    2007-2010           $445,000
         Formulation and                                  zm/index.php?option
ocratic Governance Projects that Support MDG Achievement
                                           Project description
        This project aims to empower vulnerable communities in Albania to become active citizens
        and works with local authorities and the communities themselves to improve basic service
        delivery and local living conditions. Important outputs and activities in the project include
        promoting community participation in local decision making; developing capacities and
        employable skills; mobilizing community volunteer health, education and child protection
        mediators mobilizing, organizing vocational trainings, and facilitating access to social
        services through civil registration.
        Registration is a key issue for Roma minorities in Albania since they often lack the basic
        legal documents (i.e. birth certificates, personal identification cards, documents etc)
        needed to access social and economic assistance, health care, education, employment
        opportunities and political participation. Vulnerable minority groups lack awareness and
        proper understanding of the benefits of registration and when they do attempt to register,
        they often face discrimination from civil registry offices and courts.

        The project assists individuals in targeted municipalities to receive legal documentation
        including free legal counseling and support and provides for information campaigns on the
        importance of registration and advocacy targeted at selected government offices.

        This project builds on previous phases and aims to strengthen the capacity of the local
        Administrations through institutional strengthening, capacity assessments, training,
        coaching, mentoring and establishing systems and procedures to manage resources for
        effective service delivery. The Project seeks to support the selected municipalities, by
        motivating local communities and civil society to demand better services and to contribute
        to the delivery of those services, and also stimulating sustainable local development.

        The project initially covered 15 and now the model was replicated to 33 municipalities in
        five provinces. It supports local institutions, by strengthening their ability to deliver services
        (government) and to make claims on entitlements (citizens) making central government
        more responsive to citizen needs and produce more acceptable government decisions.
        The project covers five key components: (i) Enhancing the institutional, organizational,
        technical and management capacities of Municipal Administration for effective service
        delivery; (ii) Strengthening planning and budgeting in municipal administration; (iii)
        Enhancing financial management for fiscal decentralization; (iv) Decentralization for
        enhanced community participation, especially woman in local governance; and (v)
        Strengthening mechanisms for efficient coordination, monitoring and evaluation.

         The project is testing innovative an approach on Local Economic Development (LED) by
        integrating local government, the private sector, the not-for-profit sectors and the local
        community the opportunity to work together to improve and revitalize the local economy,
        creating opportunity for employment and income generation . It aims to enhance
        competitiveness and thus encourage sustainable growth that is inclusive. Among the most
        important actions being taken, is the involvement of existing local stakeholders, small and
        medium enterprises responsible for providing basic infrastructure services in partnership
        with local governments.
This programme strengthens the capacity of civil society and the media to monitor
corruption risks in the health and education sectors in all regions of Armenia. The results
of such monitoring are translated into policy recommendations on how to reduce
corruption risks and are presented to the relevant state entities for incorporation into
governmental programmes including development of the second phase of Armenia‟s Anti-
Corruption Strategy for 2007-2009. In addition, the Programme supports the government
in implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption, ratified in October 2006.

In Asia-Pacific, the UN Regional Initiative on Local Infrastructure and Service Delivery for
the MDGs supports national partners in undertaking sector studies to analyze divisions of
responsibilities, roles and functions between central and sub-national levels of government
for selected basic social services and their delivery in both direct public and regulated
private provision contexts, and arrangements for the financing of these functions. The
studies identify key sectoral issues, compare best practices and propose
recommendations on appropriate distributions of responsibilities between national and sub-
national levels and sub-national financing arrangements for the sectors. It is a joint
initiative of UNDP, UNCDF, UNICEF and UNESCO started in 2007 and support is
currently provided in Cambodia, Mongolia, Philippines and India covering basic health,
primary/secondary education and drinking water.

Azerbaijan is a country transitioning to the market economy and democracy while
generating significant hydrocarbon revenue. Strengthening good governance is critical to
promoting economic development and reducing poverty. UNDP has supported the
government in drafting a new national development strategy aligned with the MDGs - State
Programme on Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development (SPPRSD) - and has
successfully advocated the addition of a 9th MDG on democratic governance because it is
critical for achieving the other MDGs. Oil revenue is starting to flow into Azerbaijan
overwhelming the capacity of the existing public sector to manage it.

In this context, one of the main challenges for the country is to ensure that the Civil
Service is composed of competent, professional staff capable of managing increased
resources and providing adequate services to its people. The Civil Service Commission
(CSC) established in 2006, is tasked with effective formulation and implementation of the
reforms in this area. UNDP is supporting a program that strengthens the civil service
commission and at the same time develops capacities for implementation of key civil
service reforms as one of the priority areas defined in the SPPRSD's chapter on good
In recent years, the Civil Service Commission of Azerbaijan has achieved significant
results in formulating a unified state policy in the civil service area, introducing a
competitive and transparent centralized recruitment system for the civil service, re-training
and professional development of civil servants, etc. However, further reforms of the Civil
Service are required to improve its effectiveness and efficiency, and to introduce best
practices in civil service human resource management.Recognizing the importance of the
professional civil service in the public service delivery for achieving Human Development,
the Government of Azerbaijan and UNDP seek to prepare and publish a National Human
Development Report on the Civil Service.
The report will analyse the current state of the Civil Service in Azerbaijan, its effectiveness
and efficiency in achieving human development goals (including the MDGs), and provide
recommendations for further reforms.
The purpose of this Parliamentary project has been to strengthen the institutional
capacities of both the Shura (upper House) and the Nuwab (Council of Representatives) in
Bahrain. This has involved providing the newly elected MPs and Parliamentary staff with
the appropriate training to improve their skills and knowledge through various different
means: developing an orientation package; developing a parliamentary staff training
programme; conducting a knowledge management needs assessment; holding workshops
and seminars on specific topic areas; organizing study tours to other Parliaments to
develop parliamentary diplomacy and inter-relations at the General Secretariat level and
beyond, with Arab and Foreign Parliaments, in order to benefit from exchanges of
information and to learn from their experiences. The provided training has improved the
legislative capacity of the Parliament, which directly links to achievement of MDGs such as
women empowerment, fighting poverty, HIV/AIDS, environment protection, etc.

The main objective of this project is to develop a sustainable and comprehensive drug
control programme to counter illicit drug trafficking and to reduce the abuse of drugs in
Bahrain, which will be achieved through the following: (a) The establishment of an Inter-
ministerial committee for Drug Control to coordinate the development and monitoring of a
national Strategic Drug Control Plan; (b) The development of a supply reduction
programme action plan to support the national drug control and law enforcement
authorities in countering illicit drug trafficking to and from the country; (c) The development
of a coordinated demand reduction programme action plan with the aim of strengthening
the country‟s demand reduction capacity and implementing effective demand reduction
measures; and (d) The creation of a national drug control strategy. The increase in the
abuse of drugs in the country is directly linked to HIV/AIDS through intravenous drug use,
as well as related to risky sexual behavior under the influence of drugs. Therefore, any
national drug control programme developed and implemented in the country would
supplement the ongoing initiatives towards reducing the dangerous spread of HIV.

The primary objective of this multi-year initiative is to strengthen rural communities in
claiming their right as local level development partners, representing 51% of the
population. The primary strategy to achieve this is through providing much better access to
accurate local development data and information.

The project provides capacity building activities for members of all of the 193 village
councils and their respective district and national associations (over 1,400 persons) to
create awareness and understanding of the important role of data and development
information to advocate with central government for the evidence-based allocation of
development resources as well as to monitor and evaluate the effects of interventions
implemented by village councils and their associations.

The project compiles MDG-based development-indicators for community monitoring
providing the monitoring data base tool for the collection and storage of data. Indicators
that require primary data collection by community members and/or their network
professionals are included in the database.

The project focused on selected administrative district where an on-the-ground data
collection and a compilation mechanism was piloted and then rolled out to additional
districts. This mechanism includes the use of rural IT services and resulted in the first
annual State of the Villages Report. The mechanism is expected to serve as an enabling
environment for rural-based e-governance and e-democracy.
While Bhutan is so far on track to achieving most of the MDGs, efforts to accelerate MDG
progress are required particularly at the local level. This project is therefore targeted
mainly at strengthening the capacity at the local level to deliver necessary development
services to accelerate MDGs. The project focuses on four Dzongkhags(districts) to equip
them with skills and knowledge to plan, implement and manage their resources in
accordance with the MDGs and principles of democratic governance; to integrate Geog
(block) Centres (IGC) equipped with basic IT and communication facilities to work more
efficiently and effectively and to establish Local Development Funds to three Geogs of one

This project implemented a strategy for achieving the MDGs that included creating a
system of geographically disaggregated information and analysis on the MDGs,
developing separate packages of public policies to address, cost-effective way of
achieving the Goals, and strengthening the capacity of decentralized governance,
horizontal (sectoral) and vertical (territorial management areas), oriented towards
achieving these goals. To do so involved several public and private organizations: Ministry
of Planning, the nine departmental prefectures, ministries, Unit for Economic Policy
Analysis, National Institute of Statistics, as well as society organizations linked to the
Millennium Development Goals.
The project assisted Botswana, through local government to prepare MDG based district
development strategies to achieve MDG Goals. It assisted in equipping staff of the Ministry
of Local Government; Local Authority Institutions (District Administration, District Councils,
Tribal Administration and Land Boards) officers with the skills for MDG based
development plans (tools and methodology). These tools will be used to develop MDG
based district development plans which in turn will serve as resource allocation tools for
local government administration. They will also serve as monitoring and evaluation tools in
assessing progress of districts in reaching the MDGs. They will further strengthen
coherence between planning and budgeting process and programming expenditures,
while supporting national/policy dialogue and negotiations with development partners.

The project completed training of all District Planners in the use and adaptation of UNDP
MDG tools and techniques for the needs assessment and costing. The training comprised
of two sessions; the first one-week training targeted trainers – 22 Planners and local
government officials while the second targeted 80 Planners. Participants were trained on
MDG needs assessment tools to change current planning process to MDG based
methodology and to incorporate MDGs in their district development plans. After these two
trainings, all Districts Planners, with the assistance of sector heads based at their
respective districts, utilized the skills, tools and techniques acquired from the training to
collect district specific data on various socio-economic sectors, assess the data and
produce reports on their district MDG needs for the period 2007 to 2015. The reports were
presented at the National Planners‟ Seminar.
The aims to improve practices for the provision of information by public institutions by
increasing public awareness about the law and knowledge about the opportunities to seek
and receive information electronically. The project assessed institutional websites in
Bulgaria from the point of view of the Access to Public Information Act (APIA). The
assessments were then used to identify developments in the content of institutional web-
sites pursuant to the Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation. The assessments were
followed by recommendations and presentations of good models for publication of
information on institutional web-sites. The results of the assessments of institutional web-
sites and the possibilities to improve practices for active provision of online information
were discussed in a series of six regional meetings around the country with attendance by
civil servants from municipal and regional administrations, responsible for implementing
the APIA and for publishing information online.

This project uses commune councils (CCs) as the entry point to implement three
complementary interventions: (i) the creation of voice and accountability mechanisms to
improve dialogues, promote (ii) partnerships and accountability, and facilitate capacity
development (iii) the creation of a network of commune councils at the provincial and
national levels as an institution to strengthen the role of CCs in the decentralization
process; and (iv) support to pro-poor inter-commune including develop and undertake
adaptation of systems and procedures for identifying, formulating, implementing,
monitoring and evaluating pro-poor inter-commune projects and joint, conducting capacity
development activities for support to and implementation of pro-poor inter-commune
projects, identifying, funding and implementing pro-poor inter-commune development
cooperation project, conducting analytical studies and policy analysis to identify issues,
develop policies and options to further advance decentralization reform implementation
and improve coordination between the government, local authorities, donors, CSOs, CCs
and other stakeholders.

The project will contribute to the reform of the public administration to ensure effectiveness
and efficiency in services delivery to the citizens. It aims to consolidate the achievements
of past programmes on public service reform and the transformation process through the
use of the Information, Technology and Communication. This will contribute to the
objective at the national level of enhancing the country‟s comparative advantages and in
positioning it for graduation to a Middle Income Country status. The expected outputs of
the project are: (i) Strengthen the capacity of national institutions in charge of the
implementation of the new National Identification System; (ii) Development and
operationalization of an Independent Electoral Commission for the mobilization of citizens;
(iii) Preparation and distribution of the new national identification cards.

The aim of this project is to support the development of democratic governance indicators
for monitoring the quality of governance in China. Important components of the project
include facilitating the development of a governance assessment framework, supporting
knowledge-sharing of best practice and experiences in governance assessments from
initiatives supported by UNDP and other international development agencies and
facilitating a consultative and participatory process to identify key issues for governance
assessment suitable to China's development priorities.
This project seeks to improve decision making processes by providing reliable information
and technical support for the design of public policies and projects. The UNDP Colombia
Project MDGs at the local level, MDGL, works at four levels: (1) supporting the
development of local public policies for MDG achievement focusing on candidates running
for office (for mayor or governor) so their political platforms include the MDGs.

The Project provides support to the elected candidate to translate their campaign
proposals into government plans that successfully include MDG targets (2) strengthening
networks for tracking and monitoring the advancement of the MDGs in the territories
through resources and training programs to empower networks with information and
technical tools to effectively fulfill their role in monitoring the MDGs (3) raising public
awareness on Colombia‟s achievements and challenges for MDG attainment through
promoting national discussions around the MDGs; leading the national MDG advocacy
campaign; publishing technical documents to understand and propose alternative
solutions to the current situation; documenting and disseminating best practices of public
policies and citizen initiatives for MDG attainment and (4) supporting the national strategy
to reduce extreme poverty “Red Juntos”, by strengthening its national coordination
mechanisms, and building capacities at the local level to implement the actions directed by
national strategy. The project is currently working at 5 pilot departments (Cauca, Cesar,
Cundinamarca, Nariño, Santander) and two cities (Soacha and Cartagena). Each pilot has
a thematic emphasis on the special needs of each region. At each pilot the project has
installed local capacities to measure MDG targets at the local level, and has provided
technical assistance for the design of public policies.
 In 2009, the project will begin to work at 70 municipalities „Municipios del Milenio‟,
considered of top priority in the departments of intervention. At these municipalities the
project will (i) implement quick wins, (ii) implement development projects for MDG
attainment, responding both to the requirements of each municipality, and in the same line
with the departmental plan.

The main aim of this project is to ensure the effective participation and incorporation of
indigenous and afro Ecuadorian views and rights based perspectives in the design,
implementation and evaluation of key national public policies, including the National MDG

The purpose of the project is to promote the political participation of women and to
strengthen the voice of women in governance structures. This will be achieved through: (i)
strengthening women MPs legislative and oversight capacities and (ii) making visible to
the public the performance of women MPs This will be achieved through facilitating policy
dialogue among women MP and partnering with research insitutions, civil society as well
as the media.
The purpose of this project is to cooperate with the Peoples‟ Assembly in pioneering a
model of parliamentary engagement to develop economic policy, oversee trade
commitments in particular and to enhance the well-being of the people of Egypt. The
specific objectives are: (i) establish a platform inside parliament for policy dialogue with
MPs on issues of trade and development, poverty reduction, the achievement of the
MDGs, and rights-based planning and monitoring (ii) assist in enhancing the technical
ability of parliament to deal with complex trade and development issues under time
pressure. With enhanced information, knowledge management and research and policy
analysis skills, parliament can better respond under time pressure and (iii) assist in
promoting parliamentary outreach to those affected positively and negatively by trade

The FGM Free Village Model project represents an initiative towards the elimination of the
practice of Female Genital Mutilations in Egypt. The objective of the project is to eliminate
the social pressure around women, targeting all community members, working in 120
villages throughout Upper and Lower Egypt. The project uses an innovative approach
targeting communities as a whole, instead of individual families or specific target groups in
order to create an environment conducive to dialogue where influential groups (community
leaders, teachers, mothers, midwifes, youth and men) can support families to eventually
abandon the practice. Accordingly, the project uses a human rights based approach that
accommodates FGM within a comprehensive developmental package addressing the
rights of the girl child from a socio cultural perspective, incorporating the right to education
and the prevention of early marriage. The project activities primarily focus on:
 a) Mobilizing the public at the grass root level in the 120 villages in Upper and Lower
Egypt through partner NGOs and youth volunteers;
 b) Establishing a network of youth UN volunteers (UNVs). The UNVs participate in the
movement against FGM by working as field workers in the villages, in schools, youth
centres and universities, by raising awareness and promoting volunteerism;
c) awareness raising and training of different civil society groups for them to become
agents of change in their communities (legal community, the medical community, media
personnel other line ministries) and aiming at: overcoming the medicalization of FGM,
breaking the media taboo and inflicting behavioural change through the media and
promoting the law criminalizing FGM/C which was passed in June 2008;
 d) Developing integrated communication campaign with unified messages disseminated
through media channels: TV, Radio, outdoors, theatre;
 e) Forging strategic partnership and creating a strong coordination mechanism under the
leadership of the Ministry for Family and Population. FGM/C is a violation of the physical
and psychosexual integrity of girls and inherently contradicts gender equality (MDG 3).
One of the many negative health implications is an increased risk of death during
childbirth, thus impeding efforts to reduce maternal mortality (MDG 5). Some studies also
show a higher vulnerability to HIV/AIDS among girls who have been subjected to FGM/C,
meaning that the practice hampers efforts to halt and reverse the spread of AIDS (MDG
This four year project aims to communicate clear and meaningful messages intended to
eliminate prejudices, enrich policy dialogue and influence behavioral changes on a wide
range of issues related to youth rights (girls‟ empowerment and political participation, child
labor, street children, disabilities, drug abuse, communication within family and others). At
the national level the project produces TV spots and radio programs, and at the local level
it mobilizes NGOs and builds the capacity of youth, advocating with the use of arts and
creative methods. The project targets a variety of groups including children, young people,
parents, teachers, religious leaders, community leaders, schools, doctors, health care
professionals and policymakers. The Think Twice project has introduced for the first time
the concept of communication and social marketing to promote, respect and protect the
rights of youth and children, to increase civic engagement and enrich policy dialogue. The
project aims at creating an improved environment for children and young people and at
strengthening their ability to make choices and take opportunities.

This project aims enhance the capacity of the Ethiopian Institute of the Ombudsman to
receive investigate and follow up on complaints related to mal-administration and expand
public outreach programs and public awareness on the activities of the institution. Various
operational Manuals and work guidelines for the institution have been developed and put
into use, Capacity building trainings have been conducted to strengthen the professional
staff to discharge their responsibilities and equip them with necessary tools. Media and
other IEC materials have been used extensively to raise Public awareness and promote
Human Rights.

The Guinea project focuses on improving transparency in the public service by
strengthening administrative and financial management operating systems, connecting
key departments in network, electronic filing of public administration documents, and the
automation of the operational part of the State. The project will also support the promotion
of ITC through the computerization of the public administration. The main tasks of the
project are: Participative diagnosis of the conditions and methodology for coordinated and
coherent computerization of the administration; Formulation and implementation of policy
guidelines, methodologies and activities for the standardization of public equipment and
information systems; Development of appropriate legal frameworks with designation of
roles and responsibilities between the authority in charge of the formulation of policies and
regulations, and that in charge of execution; Optimal allocation of national resources to the
various sectors at national and decentralized levels, including subsidies to local
communities; Reinforcement of capacities for the collection of national revenue,
management of national financial resources, human resources management, and the
control of public administration; Creation of an electronic State Information System;
Reinforcement of the capacities of national executives through direct training.

This project focuses on E-governance and is aimed at the reinforcement of democratic
institutions, particularly at the local level, and the modernization of the public service
including local level administration. The support includes computerization of public
administrative offices at national and local levels; and Internet connectivity to support local
participative budgetary control, devolution of the management and administrative
responsibility, and the reinforcement of national capacities for transparency and
accountability. The main results/outputs include: established efficient management
structures and institutions at national and local level capable of formulating and managing
their resources and implementing development activities, including the provision of
services to the communities; well-managed human resources in the public service,
particularly at the local level; improved participation of non-governmental and local
community organizations in information management through Internet connection.
This project aims to improve the capacity of youth leaders at the community level to
become change agents for good governance practices. It engages 25 emerging youth
leaders from five regions, aged 18-30, in a nine-month programme designed to build on
their existing talent by way of training, mentoring networking and implementing community
projects. When completed the selected regions will have a cadre of young leaders with
enhanced skills to participate and influence the governance processes at the community
level. The project seeks to focus youth training on: understanding key governance
challenges; transformative leadership; Advocacy and participation in policy development;
Conflict Transformation; Human Rights; and Community Development.

This project aims to continue the process of improving the living conditions of the
population in the four municipalities in the department of the North to allow the
consolidation of actions in strengthening the capacities of local actors in the field of
participatory planning and good governance, restoration and improvement of the
environment in the areas of production and economic diversification and improvement of
small basic infrastructure. Replication of the approach in four other commons will cover
the whole of the border strip from north side-is a Haitian. Project results include: local
authorities (ownership of the process of participatory planning local; local authorities have
improved access to sources of external and internal financing internal; the capacity of local
actors in the establishment and maintenance of basic infrastructures are strengthened;
and natural resources are managed in a way perennial by the groupings of basis.

This project involved the establishment of a database of the development research in
selected municipalities to be used for the preparation of local development planning tools;
the establishment of five citizen commissions for transparency oversight purposes; the
establishment of three MDGs Observatories that are responsible for monitoring MDGs.

This project is aimed at supporting the Department of Women and Child Development in
its role of tracking and monitoring progress across sectors against national gender equality
commitments. The project focuses on (i) study and analysis of women‟s engagement with
panchayat raj institutions and the factors that hinder and facilitate women‟s leadership of
political processes (ii) mapping/collation of ongoing work by diverse agencies for women
belonging to vulnerable groups including aged women, migrant and at home workers (iii)
understanding the impacts of the structural adjustment, liberalization, globalization and
WTO regime on women workers.
Under the UNDP-GOI project “Support to Operationalisation of the National Rural
Employment Guarantee Act” (the Act guarantees wage employment on public works to
any adult who is willing to do casual manual work), the Ministry of Rural Development and
UNDP have agreed on several activities such as developing prototype works manuals and
schedule of works, developing and field testing training material, producing information to
promote wider awareness of NREG provisions and to improve functional literacy of the
target population, films that will document progress and train stakeholders, and evaluation
of early outcomes. In addition, UNDP supports social audit activities in 23 districts across
the country through the District Rural Development Agencies (DRDA) in the select states.

 The expected outputs of this project are enhanced capacities of central and state
governments for implementing the Act in a rights-based framework and preparation of
poverty reduction strategies in line with the MDGs. The project addresses some of the
challenges in the implementation of the NREG programme such as poor information
among rural poor about their entitlements; weak social audit processes, which lead to
reduced transparency and accountability; low capacity among communities for planning
projects and weak monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems.

Given the thrust for supporting the local self governments in the country, this project
complements the ongoing GOI-UNDP programme on rural decentralization by
strengthening the capacity of the local self governments in four districts (spread over two
Indian states) in developing localized MDG frameworks and plans as well as participatory
monitoring mechanisms for measuring progress towards achievement of local MDG
targets. The activities focus on creating awareness among local panchayats especially
elected women about MDGs and on developing the role of local governments as
promoters of the MDGs among local communities. The MDGs are presented as a local
development framework to create the space for debate among the stakeholders from
Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), civil society and government, around the choices
available to fight rural poverty. MDGs are also be presented as a planning tool to prepare
comprehensive development plans and budgets as well as a monitoring tool to measure
performance of local panchayats. The project works with the elected representatives so
that they can prepare their own MDG based plans and move away from the role of being
This project is an integral part of the UN Joint Programme on Convergence that aims at
strengthening local governance systems to promote equitable and sustainable
development to achieve MDGs/local development goals with special attention to the needs
of the disadvantaged groups, especially women and girls. The project will provide
comprehensive support to decentralised planning, budgeting, implementation and
monitoring at the district level and policy advocacy at the State level in seven UNDAF
focus States.
This project operationalizes the key findings of the sub national (state) HDRs by
mainstreaming human development concerns into state policies and plans. It strengthens
the plan processes and dialogues within 15 Indian states to improve human development
status. The project has been instrumental in focusing attention of policy makers, both at
the national and sub-national level, on progress against development targets. The HDRs,
being inter-sectoral in nature, have been effective tools for policy advocacy and influencing
tracking of progress on development targets.
This project focuses on strengthening policy development and operational planning by
helping village, district and provincial authorities to plan and implement effective
development programs. Assistance includes technical support for budget and financial
management, facilitation for participatory planning approaches, and technical assistance in
numerous areas. It also focuses on building effective local service delivery through the
provision of block grants to strengthen and extend the work of CSOs. A network of
facilitators and United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) is supporting the efforts of CSOs and
communities to develop sustainable services and livelihoods, and improve local planning
processes. The project also focuses on improving development knowledge networking by
establishing local Community Resource Centers as hubs of development information,
technical support for development activity and networking among community and
government stakeholders. Finally, then project is supporting monitoring and evaluationt
through improved data-gathering.

The UNDP BRIDGE project seeks to improve the delivery and quality of public services at
schools and community health centres, as well as strengthen relations between citizens
and the local government. BRIDGE aims to enhance the capacity of local government
officials through implementing good governance principles; to improve public service
through more interactive governance, and to strengthen public monitoring of the
government through improved access to information. Its actions have focused on health
centres and schools. In the context of strengthening the role of the provinces, BRIDGE
focuses on clarifying and strengthening the position, roles and responsibilities of provincial
governments through policy research and advocacy at national level, and establishing role
models of effective, transparent and accountable provincial governance, through capacity
building in selected pilot provinces.

The overall goal of the project is to contribute towards achieving greater gender equality at
national level. The goal was pursued through four key components:
 (i) the establishment of a core group of trainers to raise awareness of the national
counterparts on the importance of gender issues and contribute to building a national base
in which gender issues can better be discussed and addressed
 (ii) development of capacities of national counterparts to mainstream gender in the
national programmes/projects
 (iii) formulation of a gender mainstreaming strategy for each counterpart organization
 (iv) the establishment of a national-gender network among counterparts to share good
practices and lesson learned in promoting gender sensitivity. The project is a new
initiative of its kind in the context of Iran. The gender issues have not received their due
attention in the national context. Therefore, an initiative that aims to enhance national
capacities in the area of gender goes a long way to build the national capacities in an area
of key importance to long term developmental needs of the people of Iran. The
establishing a network of gender trainers through training of trainers.

The long term aim of this project is to contribute to the development and adoption of an
MDG-linked Local Development Strategy as a useful mechanism to improve Zarqa‟s
capacity to detect challenges and develop sound and self-inducted policies. It focused on
achieving the following objectives:
(1). Advocacy of the MDGs at the governorate level: The project aimed to catalyse public
awareness at the governorate level on the importance of utilizing the MDGs framework for
prioritizing local development needs through organizing awareness sessions on MDGs in
addition to creation of a website for the governorate that increases public access to
governorate information and contributes to transparency (2). Capacity development on
This project focuses on improved water governance reform and implementation. Its main
aim is to demonstrate impacts and practical implications of a human rights based
approach in working with anti-corruption methodologies and improving water governance
to contribute to current water reforms and implementation of various activities in the

Improving service delivery is the overarching objective of the local self governance
programme. In this regard it is building on the achievements of previous programme
phases, which through social mobilization and advocacy created an interested and
engaged local public and prepared the ground for a new distribution of responsibilities
between communities and local authorities, between society and the state. The program
includes a number of outputs directly related to the MDGs including the development of a
training programme on the role of local councils in local planning and monitoring for
deputies of municipal councils; a citizen satisfaction survey aiming to assess quality of
public services at the local level was developed and the survey conducted across the
country; a set of local MDG-based socio-economic indicators were developed for the
National Statistics Committee and the Ministry of Finance to improve management of
intergovernmental finance and local budgeting.

The MDG-based socio-economic were developed in close cooperation with the National
Statistical Committee, Ministry of Finance, State Committee on Taxes and Dues, Ministry
of education and science, Central Treasury and pilot Local Self-governments; and
computerized information systems for land management and land tax administration at
municipal level were developed including software for land management and land tax
administration at which was tested in a pilot rural municipality and then rolled out.
The GPAR programme supports the governance reform agenda of Government of Lao
PDR with the aim to improve governance systems including institutional arrangements,
organizational structures, civil servants‟ capacity development and improved service
delivery. The ultimate aim of the programme is to improve delivery of public services to the
Lao people to accelarate the achievement of the MDGs. Under GPAR Phase I and II,
attention was paid to building the foundations and basic governing instruments to support
the governance reform agenda. Since 2000, several GPAR initiatives have been piloted in
the five provinces: Luang Prabang, Xieng Khouang, Khammouane, Saravane and Sekong
with different focus areas. Since July 2007, a programmatic approach has been initiated
leading to the formulation of the GPAR - Support to Better Service Delivery Programme
which aims to strengthen capacity for strategic planning, financing and management as
well as monitoring of governance reform for more effective, accountable and transparent
delivery of services. Five interrelated outputs will be delivered to achieve this outcome:


capacity, and establishment of a cost effective and sustainable system for civil service
training and development;

formula-based district development funding mechanism utilizing government systems for
planning, financing and implementation;

impact on service delivery.

This project is the third phase of a comprehensive multi yea program focused on civic
education in rural areas in Malawi. The project is anchored in the Right to Development
(Article 30 of the Malawi Constitution) and aims to encourage villagers to demand
implementation of village development plans that are responsive to the community‟s
needs. In addition, the project assists district commissioners fulfill their duties and respond
to the demands of their constituents. The advocacy component of the project is
strengthened through structures at community level in the form of local clubs, forums, and
village development committees. The emphasis is on their political, social and economic
rights, giving them the tools and civil society structures to demand these rights and work
with public institutions to respond accordingly. The project is complemented through work
in an earlier phase that supported the builds on the „radio listening clubs‟ run by the
Development Broadcasting at the village level. The project worked with the District
Commissioner to identify the most vulnerable villages in a district, then it trained village
committees on human rights and governance and gave the committee a wind-up radio (no
power requirements) and a recording device. The committees then record a „village voice,‟
perhaps in the form of a drama, detailing a problem in the village. As many villagers are
illiterate, the voice recordings offered an inclusive media for communicating pressing
In this project UNDP has provided funding for the Malawi Centre for Advice, Research,
and Education Rights (CARER) to engage seven paralegal officers to work in six districts
while training paralegal extension workers (Community Based Volunteers) in the villages.
The 7 paralegals have each mediated disputes, trained and supported 180 community-
based volunteers and 150 traditional leaders at the village level. The training includes laws
on basic human rights, property, gender and domestic violence. From February to June
2007 CARER provided advice and mediation on 627 cases in four of its offices through the
community based paralegal project. Many cases were on tort, contracts, child
maintenance, inheritance, domestic violence and labour.

This project supports the Mali Government to strengthen public service capacity and
accountability for effective policy formulation and efficient implementation of diverse
program activities that will enhance progress towards the MDGs and strengthen
partnership for accelerated economic development. Particular emphasis is placed on the
effective use of national resources at all levels of society, i.e. the Government, civil society
and the private sector. The project focuses on three critical areas:
(i) the fight against corruption, including the dissemination of International Conventions
relating to the fight against the corruption - a study is being conducted to identify the laws
of ratification and the texts of the international conventions to combat corruption, to
prepare a compilation, to dissiminate the results of this compilation and identify the entities
conducting activities in this field, with a view to create synergies for joint actions.
 (ii) facilitation of the African Peer Review Mechanism processes in Mali
 (iii) setting up of codes of ethics in the civil service to enhance public sector transparency
and accountability - seven draft codes of ethics have been developed and piloted for
different department (police, health, education, customs, tax, National Directorate of Trade
and Competition, Gendarmerie). Two (Police and Taxes) of these texts have already been
adopted, and others are in the process of finalization. The process of formulation is
underway at the level of other technical structures of the State. In addition, the project
supported the achievement of a study on the establishment of a framework for dialogue
between the Office of Institutional Development and Civil Society and a workshop of
validation of its results.

This project focused on strengthening of the capacities of women to improve their role in
the field of political participation, leading an awareness/advocacy effort on women in
political decision malking, and strengthening of the capacities of institutions for a better
application of political rights of women and their involvement in the process of decision-
making. The project is a response to the marginalization of women in political processes
in Mauritania. The status and the existence of women are punctuated by great disparities
in development, which result from a historic accumulation of inequalities. The high
incidence of illiteracy and poverty, the persistence of harmful traditional practices and the
low access to resources, have been identified in the CCA/UNDAF as factors contributing
to this. This project also contributed to the upgrading of the Secretariat of Women to a full
ministry post after the election. The new entity‟s name is the Ministry for the Promotion of
Women, Children and Youth. It also has greater resources than its predecessor body,
thereby ensuring continued attention to the issue of women in politics.
The main objective of the project is to create, strengthen, and sustain a monitoring and
reporting system on the implementation of MDG-9.Institutionalize democratic governance
indicators for measuring the progress of MDG-9 leading to relevant policy reforms;
strengthening the capacities of the government, NSO and CSOs to implement and monitor
MDG-9; building consensus of all actors to achieving MDG-9 on issues of public concern;
increasing Mongolian people‟s awareness and knowledge about democratic governance
issues and improving access to information by all, including women and the poor, on MDG-
9 and its implications.
The project is designed to support the on-going initiatives of the Mongolian Ministry of
Health improve ethics and integrity in the sector. A Code of Conduct for medical staff
already exists, but it remains ineffective partly because practical implications are not clear
and not shared by individual staff members. The project assisted the MOH in launching
sector wide discussion on ethics, transparency and accountability, identifying the issues of
most concern to public and the staff and in developing the means to address them.
Important concepts such as conflict of interest, income and asset declaration and
favouratism were studied and discussed in sectoral context, and based on shared
understanding, a guide book on acceptable code of conduct was developed. The project
has two principal objectives:
(1) To increase transparency and accountability of the MOH and selected health
organizations through identifying current constraints and bottleneck, and develop
mechanisms to address them. The main outputs of this objective include: a set of
benchmark of transparency and accountability requirements; specific provisions of
government regulations and procedures used in the health sector reviewed and amended
to ensure procurement, financial management processes and human resources practices
are fair and just; options of introducing incentive system for ethical conduct by doctors and
medical staff devised and piloted. The second objective was to promote promote ethics
and integrity of staff through open discussions, training, code of conduct and complaints
handling. The main outputs included: strengthening the mandate, rules and procedures of
MOH Ethics Committee to allow its effective functioning (including procedure for
conducting enquiries); strengthening the ethics management system strengthened through
training and advocacy; and putting in place an effective complaints handling mechanism.
The main aim of this project is to strengthen transparency and accountability at the State
Professional Inspection Agency (SPIA) for improved public service delivery. SPIA is a
newly established institution providing integrated public services for professional
inspection nationwide. The structure of the agency has evolved by merging under a single
ministerial portfolio inspection arms of line ministries, and accommodates over 16 service
lines for professional inspection, including for education, labour, health, environment, and
other. The intention for creating the agency was to integrate public service delivery in the
area of professional inspection, however the agency faces multiple challenges including
ambiguities in its legal and operational frameworks, overlap and duplication of functions
with other institutions, lack of internal coordination and streamlining among service lines,
shortage of methodological and professional coordination from line ministries, and low
public perception on SPIA integrity. Expected outputs from the proposal are:
 (a) enhanced ethics and integrity in the SPIA through utilizing client partnerships and civic
 (b) strengthened capacities for integrated public inspection services by taking advantage
of ICT, and
 (c) improved engagement for inter-agency dialogue and coordination in collaboration with
the Independent Authority for Anti-Corroption (IAAC) for strengthened national integrity
frameworks. This project proposal is part of UNDP cooperation with the Government in the
area of fostering democratic governance and building national integrity systems for the
attainment of Mongolia specific MDG 9 targets.

The overall objective of this project is to enhance capacity of civil society organizations to
effectively participate in the formulation of the national development agenda, advocate for
and monitor progress towards the PRSP and MDGs targets. The initiative provides for the
improvement of the CSO legal and regulatory framework and a self-assessment of the
CSO sector. Furthermore, the programme equips CSOs with the necessary skills to
collect, analyze, consolidate and use credible evidence to interact effectively with
government and other stakeholders aiming at improving policies. The project has two
important components: (i) support to CSOs to conduct policy research and analysis,
through training and practice, focusing on analysis of the extent to which policies are
producing expected impact on poor men and women and their communities; and (ii)
support to developing alternative policy options that are realistic and cost-effective, based
on their findings and practical experiences which can be used to advocate pro-poor and
pro-MDG evidence based policies.

This project aims to enhance the capacity of the local bodies, women, dalits, janajatis and
disadvantaged groups through social mobilization. Specifically, the programme aims at (a)
providing support at the central level for the improvement of decentralisation-related
policies (b) building the capacity of all the 75 District Development Committees(DDCs) for
efficient and effective service delivery and (c) empowering the community people through
the implementation of Village Development Programme in 880 Village Development
Committees (VDCs). At the community level, the programme strongly focuses on
empowering the people including the very poor, women and ethnic minorities through
organization, savings and skill development. The project adopts a pro poor and positive
discriminatory approach to address the issues of social exclusion.
This project builds on a parliamentary strengthening program begun in UNDP 2002. UNDP
has supported a comprehensive and multi year parliamentary strengthening programme
that has ead several components directly focused on the MDGs including the elaboration
of baseline analyses of public policies in terms of poverty reduction, in order for the
Government to define national priorities and programmes, initiatives to institutionalize
gender mainstreaming in legislative work and political party structures, capacity
development of 120 youth leaders from political parties and civil society, emphasizing
MDGs and gender issues. Moe recent project outputs and activities include strengthening
the interaction between the Parliament and citizens through a focus on parliamentarian
electorate offices and the formulation and implementation of a policy of Communication,
as well as the creation of the Office of Citizen Participation and a dedicated TV channel
called “the Parliamentarian”, that broadcasts parliamentary sessions. The project also
includes activities focused on strengthening all stages of the law making process. The
latest phase of the program (2008-2012) included the establishment of eight parliamentary
commissions corresponding to each of the eight MDGs which have technical and
specialized expertise and capacity to ensure that the elaboration, revision and
consultations on new legislation and initiatives have an impact on the MDGs.

The objective of the project is to reinforce E-governance and access to information for the
modernization of public administration and strengthening local government administration
in Niger. The principal key activities of the project are as follows: Sensitization of the key
actors in public administration, i.e. the public service, the Parliament, municipalities and
Para-government agencies on the programme of the National Informaton and
Communication Initiative, computerization of the public management systems, particularly
the management of donor assistance; Computerization of the human resources
management of the public administration; Establishment of a management system for the
production of official Journals; Computerization of Criminal Record and the correctional
departments and services; Promotion of transparency in the exploitation of non-renewable
natural resources in Niger; Provision of 5 urban communes with data-processing
equipment and connectivity to the Internet with established Web sites; Reinforcement of
the IT capacity of Municipalities and promotion of access to information in the public
service, particularly at the decentralized level.
The UNDP Pacific Centre has been supporting a project that develops CEDAW
compliance indicators for 10 Pacific Island Countries. The initiative on CEDAW legislative
indicators in the Pacific which was completed in 2007 has received global attention and
the approach has since been adopted in South East Asia by UNIFEM. There has been
increasing interest and queries by other regions on the approach and how it can be
adapted. These indicators have been used in the Cook islands to examine the
Constitution and all national laws relevant to advancing women and gender equality in the
Cook Islands. The publication has been used as a resource to train Justices of the Peace
from the Southern Cook Islands, as a resource for preparing NGO submissions to the
Government CEDAW Legislative Review Committee, and as the document underpinning
the law reform process so that the Cook Islands can become compliant with CEDAW.
The Citizens Actions and Local Leadership to Achieve the MDGs in 2015 (CALL 2015)
aims to promote transparent and accountable governance in meeting the MDGs on time
by 2015 through the engagement of citizens, especially women, in instituting anti
corruption initiatives. The project is expected to: (1) organize and capacitate MDG
integrity circles composed of local citizens groups especially local women leaders; (2)
establish citizens-government face to face dialogue and voice mechanism; and (3)
demonstrate and replicate sound MDG practices that promotes anti-corruption practices.
The MDG Integrity Circles engaged local women in decision making through participation
in policy-making that will drive transparent and accountable governance in attaining MDG
targets. Localizing the MDGs with a particular focus on transparent and accountable
governance, brought about greater capacities and empowerment of citizens and
communities to participate and influence policies and plans and ensure that resources and
budgets of local governments are utilized in meeting local targets and not diverted
elsewhere. Local academic institutions and local resources institutions contributed in
Using a structured human rights-based MDG monitoring and poverty profiling system, the
lives of 2,015 boys and girls, ages 2 to 15, from 2,015 urban poor households living in 119
cities in the Philippines, will be monitored until 2015 in relation to the MDG targets set by
the national government and against the eventual targets that will be set by the
participating 119 cities. The idea is that these children will lend a metaphorical face to the
MDGs. Each city will have at least 20 children coming from households in slum areas. The
Family Based MDG Localization Strategy demonstrated in Pasay City (original member of
the MDG resource cities) will be used as the primary project strategy and will be supported
by other monitoring instruments and response mechanism for tracking the progress of the
living conditions of the children enrolled in the project. The monitoring instruments will be
administered at the child‟s immediate household at the start of the project and every year
until 2015. Setting targets, taking action and monitoring will be facilitated by Mothers or
women household heads at the neighborhood level. The data base and the monitoring
result will be made globally accessible through the UN-Habitat Philippines Webpage using
This project aimed to equip and prepare local governments to overcome obstacles that
can prevent, derail or slow down the implementation of their MDGs at the community level.
Local government units (LGU) are mandated through the Presidential Decree 1566 as the
primary response mechanism in the event of natural and man-made disasters. They too
are mandated by the Local Government Code to plan and implement development
programs in their respective areas of jurisdiction. As such strengthening LGU capacity to
address both is an imperative. The MEET the MDG Project attempts to provide a tool to
assess hazards, risks and vulnerabilities to provide sound basis for local development
planning in preparation for any disasters. For the period of one year, LGUs organized and
strengthened their City Disaster Coordinating Councils who are mandated to operate and
deliver the services required before, during and after disasters. The project used the rights-
based and gender mainstreaming approaches to engage selected LGUs, local academic
institutions and grassroots organizations and communities to work together to define
common areas for convergence against external treats, to ensure that MDG commitments
are fully met.
The project organized eight local resource clusters spread out nationwide composed of
local government units, civil society, academia, and the private sector. Each cluster was
tasked to jointly review, analyze, and develop alternative and innovative solutions to
mitigate the impact of disasters and threats to a specific MDG assigned to them. Using the
rights-based approach, each of these clusters worked on a specific MDG goal within the
context of poverty reduction, and local governance reforms. The MEET Project provided a
situational analysis of communities‟ vulnerabilities and risks to natural disasters and a
preview of social hazards and vulnerabilities and risks that the cities‟ communities and
sectors would encounter in the future wherein much of these would affect LGUs
achievement of MDG targets. These resulted in policy enhancement in targeted LGUs,
retooling of disaster management agencies, revisiting and adjustments of plans, and
appropriation of resources for programs responsive to the vulnerabilities and risks. The
project initiated and assisted in the integration of disaster management and the hazard,
risk and vulnerability analysis process in the LGUs development planning.

The purpose of this project was to ensure that the achievement of MDGs at the local level
is free from corruption. It promoted transparency and efficiency in the delivery of MDG-
related goods and services by establishing and strengthening a participatory procurement
system at the local government level. The project leveraged good national procurement
practices as well as innovative local initiatives to improve the largely weak system at the
local level. The following outputs are expected by 2011 (1) Current national and local
procurement policies, processes, and practices reviewed and analyzed; (2)Procurement
capacities of local governments (LGUs) enhanced through capacity development to
ensure transparency and efficiency in the delivery of MDG-related services i.e education,
health, potable water, environment;(3) Local participatory procurement policies,
frameworks and systems in place and functional in selected LGUs; (4)Local citizens are
fully aware and active in the review, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the local
procurement of MDG-related goods and services; (5) Local lessons learned and innovative
procurement practices documented and advocated to inform policy, scale-up operations,
This project aims at strengthening the capacities of the National AIDS Control Commission
(CNLS) and 30 District AIDS Control Committees (CDLS) for an effective decentralized
HIV response. The project focuses on: (i) Improving the capacities of CNLS and CDLS in
the planning, monitoring and evaluation and coordination of the decentralized HIV
response; (ii) Improving the capacity of CNLS, districts and sectors to implement, monitor
and evaluate Rwanda‟s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS)
HIV actions; and, (iii) Increase HIV awareness raising capacity among Government of
Rwanda, civil society and the UN family.
In Rwanda the 'Activity Agreement 4' is being implemented through a project called
“Reinforcing Capacities of Local Governments to integrate Gender in Decentralized
Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) Planning in line with the
National EDPRS”. The project aims to implement the following objectives: (a) Improved
baseline information on gender in five pilot districts; (b) Improved integration of gender-
based analysis into the EDPRS district policies and plans; (c) Improved implementation
and monitoring of gender sensitive EDPRS district plans;(d) Increased understanding of
gender issues amongst the population in districts. The Economic Development for Poverty
Reduction Strategy - EDPRS (second PRSP in Rwanda) was finalised at the end of 2007.
As the Government of Rwanda is putting much emphasis on its decentralisation policy in
the implementation phase of the EDPRS, this project serves as a timely contribution to the
efforts of mainstreaming gender into the EDPRS. The project is implemented in five
districts (one in each province and Kigali City), in which SNV Rwanda already operates in
four (Ngororero, Nyamagabe, Musanze and Nyarugenge) and UNDP operates through the
Millennium Village Project in one (Bugesera).

The PSGG is built around a shared agenda between the GoR, DFID and UNDP which
gives weight to good governance - in particular the need for a responsive and accountable
state which listens to citizens' voice and allows itself to be held accountable for the way in
which it develops its policies and delivers its services. PSGG works to build institutional
capacity within six institutions: the Parliament, the Office of the Ombudsman, the Human
Rights Commission, the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, the National
Election Commission, the Media High Council and the National Women's Council. It aims
to increase the responsiveness of these institutions and to support them to deliver their

The Senegal project is a component of the second National Good Governance
Programme, which is a broad-based programme to promote governance in the country.
Its overall objective is to improve the quality of the public service through strengthening of
its institutional capacity. Specifically, the project supports: restructuring of the public
administration structure; promoting the quality of service that best responds to the needs
of its users; upgrading the website of the civil service and the overall improvement of ICT;
establishing a platform for dialogue between the state, the private sector and civil society;
strengthening of institutional capacity of the public service and upgrading of ICT facilities;
Improving of the quality of client services to respond to the needs of the users; and
promoting dialogue between the State, private sector and civil society and to establish a
platform for social dialogue.
This project had as its primary goal the development and passage of a law strengthening
the human rights of women and supporting the implementation of women‟s rights agenda
embodied in four new laws to bring domestic law in line with CEDAW. The project brought
together three UN organizations (UNDP, UNIFEM and UNICEF) for greater overall impact.
It strengthened the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights with its „on-the-job‟ training
of members as the legislation was developed. It also raised the profile and credibility of
this parliamentary committee in the process. The project had five/four main outputs: (i)
Opinion leaders, formal and traditional court officials, and the general public were informed
on the content of the four new laws to domesticate CEDAW (ii) the Leadership role of
Parliamentarians, Local Councilors and NGOs was strengthened to better advance the
human rights agenda (iii) capacity building and training of formal and traditional court
officers to apply four new gender rights laws (iv) improved capacity of advocacy NGOs
built/d to monitor adoption of new gender laws into judicial practice and (v) women are
better informed and empowered to assert their lawful rights.

UNDP and Somali partners designed the Somali Institution Development Project (SIDP)
for south central Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland. It addresses the need for the existing
government structures and public institutions to function more effectively and deliver more
services, especially to the poor and other disadvantaged groups. The project seeks to
boost institutions‟ ability to create and implement policies and laws, develop human
resources, and improve financial management and infrastructure. SIDP mobilizes Somali
and regional training partners to develop capacity in all these areas. It offers a broad, long-
term approach to institutional development, in an attempt to move away from previous
piecemeal initiatives. SIDP is expected to benefit the Somali people, who will receive
improved and more efficient services. Specifically, it targets staff in central ministries and
agencies dealing with planning, public works, trade, social affairs, women‟s issues,
accounting, and auditing. It also targets personnel in the central bank, central statistic
offices, civil service commissions and institutes, and executive and legislative bodies.

The main objective of this project is to create an institutional, social and economic
environment conducive to poverty reduction in the Red Sea State (an area in Sudan with
the poorest populations) over a period of four years, through innovative pilot actions and
constructive partnerships. To this end, the project‟s specific objectives are: (i) strengthen
the capacity of the State administration at all levels in designing and implementing pro-
poor strategies and ensuring sound development resources management; (ii) enable the
private sector, civil society, grassroots organizations and the poor to play a proactive role
in the development process (iii) improve the capacity of the state in performing its overall
role of participatory policy-making, regulation and coordination and in managing pro-
poor/development policies (iv) strengthen the capacity of local government for poverty
reduction and good governance and (v) improve the capacity of civil society organizations,
communities (women and men) and the private sector to play a pivotal role in poverty
reduction, participatory development and peace-building.
The main aim of this project was to empower young journalists to actively participate in the
development process and the achievement of the MDGs. Project activities included: (i)
national debates on MDGs related topic with youth journalists in rural and urban settings
including field trips for journalists covering Syria with the aim of covering UNDP and UN
field projects; training workshops on the promotion of MDGs through print journalism,
television, radio, photography and an MDG forum for Syrian Young Journalists; (ii)
National network of youth journalists assisted to work on MDG themes as a means to
enhance good citizenry practices including a website for Young Journalists, a plenary
MDG focused youth conference for youth organizations and NGOs working to benefit
youth (iii) civic education in school programmes including a MDG Curriculum designed for
primary school, elementary and high school and working with Syrian TV and Children‟s
NGOs to integrate MDGs into children‟s programs.

This project builds capacity at the district level in Zerafshan Valley through a number of
interventions. First, participatory planning and budgeting for the districts is supported
through the establishment of District Development Plans which connect district authorities
to civil society and the private second. Training and workshops also ensure that this
planning is aligned with national priorities set out in the National Development Plan.
Second, training and education for district authorities is provided to improve their
knowledge of budgeting planning and financial management with particular emphasis on
integrating best practices into Tajikistan‟s particular institutional framework. Third,
government regional aid coordination mechanisms are established and supported to
connect international donors and district authorities.

This comprehensive governance programme has two relevant components relating to
corruption and to access to information. In regards to corruption the project focuses on
strengthening national and local structures and systems of governance that combat
corruption and promote accountability and transparency. Activities include improving legal
frameworks, strengthening participatory mechanisms at district and community level,
improving capacity of civil society, including the Media, to promote transparency and
demand domestic accountability. In regards to access to information, project activities
include: supporting Government to enhance their system of communications focusing on
the directorate of Communications at the President‟s Office, supporting a national training
for capacity in communication management, establishing a well-equipped and skilled
communications center that provides leadership and guidance in coordinating government
communication and enhancing shared responsibility with stakeholders in the promotion of
access to government information.

The Gambia project consolidates the results of past support to strengthen the civil service
and help lay concrete foundation for development, financing and the implementation of a
long-term strategy for public administration reform, including institutional capacity
development. Previous support has established local information centres and the
implementation of pro poor community action plans; capacity strengthening activities for
CSOs and CBOs to advocate for and monitor the implementation of the MDG-based
PRSP; trainings, advocacy and sensitization activities for CBOs on MDGs and PRSP
particularly at the community level, to develop and implement their own Community Action
Plans (CAPs), and to plan and take informed decisions on development priorities that
affect their lives and livelihoods. The overall expected outcome of this project is a
comprehensive reformed public service that is efficient, transparent and accountable, and
is able to design policies, formulate and implement programmes, and deliver quality
services to the citizens of the country. This is achieved through four main outputs: (i)
Strengthened government leadership and coordination of capacity development and public
sector reform; (ii) Development of short-term strategies and measures to address pressing
The objective of this Parliament Project is to assist the National Parliament in developing
institutional capacities (systems and processes, knowledge and skills, attitudes and
behaviors) to match its formal mandate under the constitution. It has two relevant
components (i) strengthening democratic representation: focused on consolidating in-
house systems that enable representatives to interact with the population – directly and
through media and civil society, thus providing a forum for popular inputs into high-level
policy debate, lawmaking and the allocation of public funds and (ii) gender mainstreaming:
focused on cross-party co-operation between, women representatives in policy-making on
issues of concern to the women of Timor-Leste, and encouraging the gender dimension to
be considered in all work of the parliament.

As Tokelau continues to build its government structures amidst pressing issues of climate
change and decolonization and the need to strengthen good governance principles in the
Pacific, it is vital that the young and emerging leaders are gradually introduced and
exposed to these elements and institutional structures. In Niue, the issues of an alarming
depopulation rate and destabilizing politics need to be understood by the younger
generations in order to contribute to viable options for its future development. This project
will provide a platform to commence the development process for young leaders, both
young men and women, in these issues so that ownership is fostered and developed at
the early stages. Key outputs:
1. Identification of young leaders and players;
2. Establishment of a Secretariat within the National Offices to organize and provide
support for young leaders and a young leader‟s parliament meeting for the year;
 3. Appropriate agenda is devised through a consultative approach;
4 A Young Leaders Parliament Session held in Tokelau and Niue;
 5. Identify how the young leaders programme could be sustainable. The project also
includes support for trainings of the young leaders so that they can identify key indicators
in measuring development of Tokelau and Niue respectively, both in economical aspects
and with regards to good governance and achievement of the MDGs.

The project complements Turkey‟s Localizing MDG‟s through Local Governance Program
and aims (1) to link human rights to Turkey‟s Localizing MDGs program; and (2) to inject
the national pursuit of MDGs into the normative framework and realm of legal
professionals. The Government of Turkey (GoT)‟s current policy instrument for MDGs is a
national program entitled “Localizing MDGs through Local Agenda 21”, supported by the
UNDP and managed by the UCLG. Presently, in this Localizing MDGs program, platforms
of partnership (municipalities, civil society and increasingly the private sector) strategize
local MDG plans and reflect them in municipal budgets and services. The underpinning
objective of this project is to complement the Localizing MDGs program with a set of
activities, pilot in nature, that will strengthen the application and the use by service
providers and by civil society of the duty bearer and claim holder definitions in Turkey‟s
localized (i.e. municipal) MDG planning. UNDP provided technical guidance, advocacy
tools, toolkits, national and international partnerships for the actors of “Localizing MDGs”
to link human rights principles to their local level MDG plans and budgeting processes.
This was done in partnership with UCLG, the Local Agenda 21 City Councils and the Bar
Association of Turkey and its branches in the pilot cities.
Capacity of 40 parliamentarian members of the FNC were enhanced in key functions of
parliament and two networks with two advanced Parliaments were established. UNDP is
supporting ongoing parliamentary reforms introduced in the UAE in 2006 through capacity
building of the newly formed FNC, where for the first time half of the representatives were
elected and where the percentage of women representatives is one of the highest in Gulf
region (9 out of 40). UNDP support to FNC is as follows:
1) Capacity building of 40 MPs to execute their functions enhanced. Two special trainings
in "preparation and management of the parliamentary portfolio" and "drafting and
formulation of the parliamentary question and answer sessions" provided. The trainings
are part of a more comprehensive learning programme for MPs developed based on
needs assessment evaluation completed in 2007.
 2) Targeted trainings on MDGs for MPS completed. As part of skills and knowledge
acquisition and information sharing, MPs were familiarized with the second UAE MDG
report (published in May 2007) and the importance of aligning all national development
policies implemented with the MDGs.
 3) Cooperation and information sharing between FNC and parliamentarians from Canada
and Australia established. Two former speakers of the Canadian Parliament and the
Australian Assembly contributed to the enhancement of the capacity of UAE FNC
members through specialized workshops. Second, drafting of the FNC Code of Conduct
for MPs is ongoing with the support of parliamentarians from Canada and Australia.

The main goal of this project is to support the Government and civil society efforts in
promoting gender equality between men and women in all spheres of life and to improve
the status of women in Ukraine as an instrument towards achieving the MDGs and
building a democratic state in line with international, constitutional and legal commitments
and within the framework of the corresponding Government action plans. It is the second
phase of an earlier project and focuses on increasing governmental capacity for gender
reforms and supporting the government in developing gender sensitive legislation. The
project provides capacity building trainings for national and regional State officials
responsible for gender policy implementation. The project also supports developing
gender-oriented statistics and developing capacities of state officials who deal with gender
statistics, monitoring of Ukrainian legislative acts to ensure their conformity with the Law
"On Ensuring Equal Rights and Opportunities for Men and Women" and monitoring State
and regional Gender Equality Programmes. Furthermore, the project has a
comprehensive component on gender equality in education and supports the development
of teachers' training methodology and gender standards for teachers working in the
secondary and high schools across Ukraine. The project has supported the preparation of
a handbook for teachers on overcoming gender stereotypes as well as corresponding
recommendations on how to conduct a gender assessment of manuals and curricula.

One of the components of the electoral assistance project will focus on promoting
women's participation in political life. The project will conduct voter education campaigns
specifically designed to encourage women's participation in elections. Moreover, the
project will develop the electoral campaiging capacity of women candidates for the next
parliamentary elections on one hand, and increase the awareness about the value of the
voters on the other hand through the education of the girls at the Higher secondary school
and illitracy eraducation school in Yemen.
This project assisted the Government of Yemen to define, align and implement
decentralization reforms based on the Local Authority Law of 2000. It provided policy
inputs, capacity development of the Ministry of Local Government Affairs (MOLA) and
local authorities, as well as top-up financial support for infrastructure projects foreseen in
district development plans and annual investment programs. The overall objective of the
project was to improve the effectiveness and performance of local governments in
engaging in local development and service delivery and thus contribute to poverty
alleviation through providing substantive inputs into the process of formulating the National
Decentralization Strategy; establishing and strengthening institutions of the Local Authority
System with a focus on the MOLA, pilot governorates and pilot districts; and developing
and testing training materials covering the full public expenditure management cycle in
pilot districts.

This project focuses on developing the capacities of the Ministry of Finance and National
Planning through three main activities:
 (i) developing capacity for pro-poor policy analysis and research that is able to inform the
design of sector specific strategies, economic policies and implementation strategies;
  (ii) developing the capacity to implement, monitor and evaluate MDGs based plans
developed in Strategic Sector Ministries, districts and provinces
 (iii) advocacy and dialogue on Human Development and the MDGs enhanced. The
project also includes capacity development activities focused on tertiary institutions such
as the Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR) and the University of Zambia
(UNZA) in the area of pro-poor policy research.
        DG cluster and/or     MDG support
           focus area          (planning,
       Democratic values and MDG
       practices: human rights implementation

       Responsive institutions: MDG based
       local governance         planning
Democratic values and MDG
practices: anti       implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance         implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG advocacy
public administration
Responsive institutions: MDG advocacy

Responsive institutions: MDG advocacy
public administration

Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning
Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning

Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning

Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning
Inclusive participation:   MDG
access to information      implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance         implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation

Democratic values and MDG based
practices             planning
Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning

Democratic values and MDG
practices: human rights implementation

Democratic values and MDG
practices: gender     implementation
Responsive institutions: MDG advocacy

Democratic values and MDG
practices: gender     implementation
Inclusive participation:   MDG
access to information      implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation

Inclusive participation:   MDG
access to information      implementation
Inclusive participation   MDG advocacy

Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance         implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning

Democratic values and MDG
practices: gender     implementation
Inclusive participation:   MDG
access to information      implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning

Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning

Responsive institutions: MDG based
public administration    planning
Inclusive participation:   MDG based
CSO strengthening          planning

Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance         implementation

Democratic values and MDG advocacy
practices: gender

Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning
Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning
Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation

Democratic values and MDG
practices: human rights implementation
Responsive institutions: MDG
justice                  implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation

Democratic values and MDG
practices: human rights implementation
Democratic values and MDG
practices             implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation
Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation

Inclusive participation:   MDG advocacy
civil society

Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance         implementation
Responsive institutions: MDG based
parliamentary            planning

Inclusive participation:   MDG
access to information      implementation

Democratic values and MDG
practices: human rights implementation
Inclusive participation:   MDG
access to information      implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning
Responsive institutions: MDG based
local governance         planning and MDG

Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance         implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance         implementation
Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance and implementation
democratic values and
practices: gender

Responsive             MDG
institutions:public    implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation
Democratic values and MDG
practices: human rights implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG based
public administration    planning
Inclusive participation:   MDG advocacy
access to Information

Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance         implementation

Democratic values and MDG
practices: anti       implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG
public administration    implementation
Responsive institutions: MDG
parliamentary            implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG based
parliamentary            planning and MDG
strengthening            advocacy

Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance         implementation
Responsive institutions: MDG advocacy

Democratic values and MDG
practices: human rights implementation

Inclusive participation:   MDG
elections                  implementation
Responsive institutions: MDG
local governance         implementation

Responsive institutions: MDG based
public administration    planning

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