A Guide to Measuring the Impact of Right to Information Programmes: Practical Guidance Note [English]. 2006
This Guide outlines key considerations for understanding the baseline situation for monitoring right to information programmes, it explains the importance of establishing clear and specific right to information programme outcomes.
Arab Human Development Report 2002 [English][Arabic][French]. 2002
"Creating Opportunities for Future Generations." The Report challenged the Arab world to overcome three deficits: the freedom deficit, women’s empowerment, and the knowledge deficit. This report, the first regional HDR for the Arab States, covers 22 countries from the Maghreb to the Gulf.
Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance [English]. 2002
This report's declaration on democracy is a commitment to eradicate poverty and to place Africa on a path of sustainable growth and development and to participate actively in the world economy and body politic on equal footing.
Democratic Dialogue: A Handbook for Practitioners [English]. 2007
This study, published jointly by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), International IDEA, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to provide decision-makers, dialogue promoters and practitioners with a practical guide on how to organize, facilitate and assess dialogue processes. It combines conceptual and practical knowledge, while providing practitioners with an extensive repertoire of relevant tools, experiences and approaches adapted to the issue at stake, the local context and the stakeholders involved.
Egypt - Human Development Report 2004 [English][Arabic]. 2004
Choosing Decentralization for Good Governance. The Report covers a number of main issues, political, administrative and fiscal decentralization, local governance, private sector participation, voice of the poor, civil service reform, and capacity building
Egypt - National Millennium Development Goals Report 2002 [English]. 2002
Engaged Governance: A Strategy for Mainstreaming Citizens into the Public Policy Processes [English]. 2005
This paper builds on an earlier work of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) on ‘engaged governance’ (citizen/government engagement in governance) and argues that several recent developments, both at the national as well as at global level, impact directly on systems of governance and, in turn influence development management processes.
Good Governance and its Relationship to Democracy and Economic Development [English]. 2003
Presentation by Adel M. Abdellatif, Governance Programme Advisor, Regional Bureau of Arab States, UNDP, the Global Forum III on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity Seoul 20-31 May 2003.
Governance for the Future: Democracy and Development in less developed countries [French]. 2006
This is the first United Nations Report to focus specifically on the challenges of governance faced by the 50 poorest nations in the world, collectively known as Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Governance for the Future: Democracy and Development in the Least Developed Countries [English][French]. 2006
This is the first United Nations Report to focus specifically on the challenges of governance faced by the 50 poorest nations in the world, collectively known as Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Governance for the Millennium Development Goals: Core Issues and Good Practices [English]. 2007
One of the most important aims of the United Nations programme of Reinventing Government is to promote good governance toward the realization of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. This report attempts to link the MDGs to the important concept of governance.
Iraq’s National Development Strategy 2005 - 2007 [English]. 2005
This is the first National Development Strategy produced by a democratically elected government of Iraq. It is about creating opportunities for all the people of Iraq to contribute to the reconstruction and development of the country. It sets out strategic priorities for Iraq’s reconstruction and development and argues that expanding opportunities in Iraq, a country devastated by decades of economic mismanagement, will require both public and private investment.
Morocco - Human Development Report 2003 [French]. 2003
"Governance and Acceleration of Human Development" - this Human Development complements the two preceding reports with a contribution aimed at deepening the methods of apprehension and analysis of the different dimensions and outcomes of human development. Morocco's Human Development Index (HDI) reached 0.630 in 2002 and indicates by it recent progression that Morocco is positioned to make a quantitative jump in human development by attenuating the disparities among social categories and geographic zones.
Palestine - Human Development Report 2002 [English][Arabic]. 2002
The report suggests effective decentralization as a model of development and governance and asserts the need for people participation as a way to achieve sustainable human development. The report covers the period of 2000 - 2001 and was support by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.
People Matter Civic Engagement in Public Governance [English]. 2008
The 2008 World Public Sector Report, People Matter: Civic Engagement in Public Governance centres on civic engagement in public governance and begins by contrasting ‘corporate governance’ and ‘public governance’. Corporate governance aims at maximizing monetary profit, whereas public governance aims at maximizing public welfare. In contrast to corporate governance, the Report argues that the institutions and processes of public governance should aim systematically at enhancing public welfare fully and equitably.
Population and Development Report: the Development Window: An Opportunity for Development in the Arab Countries  [English]. 2005
This report is based on assumptions that the timing of a demographic impact plays a major role in the development process, because it is bound up with the human lifecycle and the impact therefore differs in terms of the changing age structure of the population. 
Practical Guidance Note on the Right to Information [English]. 2004
This Practical Guidance Note aims to heighten awareness and knowledge within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country offices (COs) on right to information generally and right to information legislation specifically.
The Challenge of Urban Government Policies and Practices Vol.1 [English]. 2001
The World Bank Institute (WBI) has launched its program on Urban Challenges of the 21st Century, under which it developed a number of courses on urban and city management that have been conducted worldwide. This book results from the first such course, and corresponds to the course's ten modules, which include topics such as globalization and city management, city strategy and local governance and urban financial management.
The Future of Global Governance [English]. 2004
The author discusses a few of the elements of the system of governance that may or should eventually evolve in accordance with globalization. He focuses his attention on the forces that may actually lead to meaningful reform of global government.
UNDP - Human Development in South Asia 1999 [English]. 1999
Human Development in South Asia 1999 - The Crisis of Governance. This report is about South Asian region that is facing a crisis of governance which, if left unchecked, could halt the region’s democratic progress, economic and social wellbeing of its teeming millions.
UNDP - Human Development Report 1993 [English]. 1993
People's Participation. The Report examines how and how much people participate in the events and processes that shape their lives. It looks at three major means of peoples' participation: people-friendly markets, decentralized governance and community organizations, especially non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and suggests concrete policy measures to address the growing problems of jobless growth.
UNDP - Human Development Report 2002 [English][French]. 2002
Deepening Democracy in a Fragmented World. This report's message is that politics is as important to successful development as economics and that sustained poverty reduction requires equitable growth but it also requires that poor people have political power. The best way to achieve that in a manner consistent with human development objectives is by building strong and deep forms of democratic governance at all levels of society.
UNDP - Regional Human Development Report - Southern African Development Community [English]. 1998
The report provides vital information on the region’s performance in trying to improve the quality of life for the people of the region. It shows that, although still being in difficult economic condition, most of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have started reaping the fruits of economic reforms. However, the impact of these reforms has not yet reaches the majority of the people. The regional integration strategy of SADC, therefore needs to be implemented with vigor to ensure sustained improvement in the human development index of the region.
UNDP - Regional Human Development Report - Southern African Development Community (SADC) [English]. 2000
The Regional Human Development Reports "Challenges & Opportunities for Regional Integration" serve as an advocacy tool to advance the development of a common approach to the national and regional dimensions of governance in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Bloc. This report examines the state of human development in the SADC region and highlights common governance issues, as well as opportunities, challenges and threats to SADC regional co-operation and integration.

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