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Governance for Citizen Security in Latin America:Promoting Citizen-Centered Security through South-South Cooperation l Brasília 2012

19 June 2013 | brasilia12, caribbean, citizen security, democracy, latin america, local governance, workshop

Over two days in October 2012, 60 government officials, academics, members of the police, security specialists, members of civil society and UNDP staff from various countries in the region gathered...

Rwanda on the right track in local governance

29 May 2013 | africa, local governance, rwanda

  An assessment of Local Democracy and Local Governance has shown that Rwanda is on the right track in as far as the promotion of good governance and service delivery is concerned. (...)

Video l Rewiring Government for Openness, Connection & Choice

27 February 2013 | local governance, open data, open government, participatory, video

Susan Crawford and Beth Noveck in conversation at Social Media Week New York 2013 about open government, social media and technology. Towards the end, Councillor Gail Brewer of NYC talks about the...

Governance Self Assessment in Gujrat

21 February 2013 | asia pacific, community assessment, governance performance, local governance, self-assessment

The Village Governance Fund (VGF) was introduced by Setus to transform the relationship between donors, NGOs, and communities; and to create platforms for Panchayats to sponsor and monitor the...

Global Integrity Publishes New Data on Municipal Governance in the Philippines

08 February 2013 | anti-corruption assessment, data set, indicators, local governance, methodology

Global Integrity is pleased to formally publish a new data set assessing governance and anti-corruption measures at the local level in the Philippines, the Philippines Local Governance Transparency...

Using Twitter to Run Cities Better: Governance @SF311

02 February 2013 | accountability, citizen reporting, ict, local governance, open government, transparency, web2.0

It will soon be nearly four years since then San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsom visited Twitter headquarters.  He told Biz Stone (one of the Twitter founders) about how someone from the city had...

Blogpost l Buying Votes versus Supplying Public Services

02 February 2013 | basic service delivery, blogpost, local governance, poverty reduction

For the first time, new research provides direct empirical evidence that where vote-buying practices are more prevalent, goverments invest less in pro-poor services.A survey was designed to be able...

Cameroon | Improving Governance Through Participatory Budgeting and Community Monitoring in Cameroon

14 December 2012 | africa, anti-corruption, cameroon, citizen monitoring, local governance, m&e, participatory budgeting, youth

  Decentralization works best when there is a robust legal framework, political will, clearly delineated responsibilities, accountability mechanisms and – most importantly – a shared vision of all...

Supporting public oversight by youth in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

11 December 2012 | governance assessment framework, local governance, palestinian territories, service delivery, undp-supported, youth

  With the technical support of GAP, the Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF) funded UNDP Programme for Assistance to Palestinian People (PAPP) Project “Support to the Role of Youth...

India l Panchayat l Governance Self Assessment

10 December 2012 | assessment framework, community assessment, local governance, self-assessment

The Village Governance Fund (VGF) was introduced by Setus to transform the relationship between donors, NGOs, and communities; and to create platforms for Panchayats to sponsor and monitor the...

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