• Jan 1, 2013

    Young people between the ages of 15 and 25 constitute a fifth of the world’s population. While they are often involved in informal, politically relevant processes, such as activism or civic engagement, they are not formally represented in national political institutions such as parliaments and many of them do not participate in elections.

  • Jun 19, 2012

    UNDP has a presence on the ground in over 170 countries and territories and decades of concrete development experience in countries ranging from fragile States to middle-income countries like Brazil and Indonesia. This, combined with our four focus areas — poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment and sustainable development — make us uniquely situated and qualified to answer the UN’s call for a better and more sustainable future.

  • Aug 1, 2011

    This paper argues that hard choices about development need to be made in the Arab region and only a legitimately elected, responsive and accountable government can make these choices. Policies of legitimately elected governments tend to represent the needs and aspirations of many (not a few). Accountability of government tends to make its policies more transparent and effective. But no policy pleases everyone all the time. Hence, managing social conflict around hard choice policies is important for the credibility of such policies.

  • Jun 13, 2011

    This report takes stock of achievements made in 2010/2011 and provides momentum for meeting future demands. Going forward, UNDP will continue to work through its global networks to link ideas and best practice with nations and communities which are seeking solutions to their development challenges.

  • Jun 5, 2011

    In June 2011 UNDP and the Government of Egypt convened government and civil society stakeholders from the Arab region to exchange experiences with leaders from around the developing world who have faced first-hand the challenges of transition or reform which the Arab countries are grappling with at this very moment.

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