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Users' Guide Series on How to Measure Governance

Producer: 
UNDP Governance Assessments Programme
Source of the information: 
GAP

This series provides provides concrete guidance on measurement in a variety of areas, from Public Administration, to Corruption, to Local Governance.

Users's Guides  focus on thematic areas and the methodological and programmatic challenges that are most relevant to them. Each Users' Guide presents a conceptual and methodological issues to be considered when designing an assessment, selecting indicators and collecting data, as well as a source guide to possible data sources, and concrete examples of how assessment processes in that area might proceed.

In addition to the Users' Guides listed below, you may also view the full list of GAP resources, including, planning resources and toolkits, policy documents, discussion papers, presentations and reports produced by UNDP's Governance Assessments Programme.

Governance Indicators: A Users' Guide (2nd Edition)

  The guide is aimed at the non-specialist user. This means that only limited prior knowledge is required to make use of it. The second edition of this publication is a source guide, which takes the reader through some specifics about data sources, including a snapshot of their methodology, some example data, their contact information and the important assumptions underlying the...

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A Users’ Guide to Measuring Corruption

A Users' Guide to Measuring Corruption, jointly produced by UNDP and Global Integrity, is one of the first attempts to explore how best to use existing tools to measure what is increasingly viewed as one of the major impediments to development: corruption. A Users’ Guide to Measuring Corruption is targeted at national stakeholders, donors and international actors involved in corruption...

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Users’ Guide on Measuring Fragility

State fragility has become a buzzword in international development policy, leading to a dramatic explosion in the production of indices to rank countries according to levels of fragility. Despite this proliferation, no systematic analysis of such indices has yet been produced. The Users’ Guide on Measuring Fragility aims to meet this need by providing a rigorous, comprehensible and user-...

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Users' Guide to Civil Society Assessments

This Users’ Guide provides extensive guidance for users of civil society assessments, illustrated with specific examples. It includes a source guide of currently available civil society assessment methods, including, for each of them, a snapshot of its methodology, some details of its content, the implications for its use and an outline of its strengths and weaknesses. The Guide also presents...

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A Users’ Guide to measuring local governance

UNDP Produced, Users' Guide, Local Governance and Decentralization

  This guide aims to compile existing knowledge on decentralization and local governance measurement and provide a platform for understanding and navigating the array of assessment tools that exist. It seeks to focus on particular issues such as how to select amongst the existing (or decide to design a new set of) local governance indicators; how to deal with the preparation...

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Users' Guide for Measuring Public Administration Performance

This Guide responds to a growing demand for more operational and nationally-owned measurement tools for public administration. It critically reviews the existing assessment tools and information sources which are readily accessible online. It provides practical guidance drawing on scenarios, and provides an exhaustive inventory of existing assessment tools and methodologies. The Guide is...

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A User’s Guide to Measuring Gender-Sensitive Basic Service Delivery

The delivery of gender-sensitive basic services for women is a  prerequisite for development. The current global development  objectives, the Millennium Development Goals, will not be achieved unless and until women are able to contribute to and benefit from development on equal par with men.   This Users’ Guide on Gender-Sensitive Indicators of Basic Service Delivery...

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