Sustainable Development Goals and Gram Panchayats: The Future We Want
This document is for elected gram panchayat representatives and functionaries for use as a ready reference on the SDGs. It illustrates how the SDGs directly relate to the panchayats and how they can be the priority focus as panchayats plan their actions.
A Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for All
UNDP presents in this report, prepared in cooperation with U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, a series of successful experiences from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Kosovo*, Nepal, Nigeria, Paraguay, Philippines, and Somalia, in promoting transparency and accountability within the judiciary.
Decentralization Community Update
‘Community Update’ provides members with periodic news and information about the activities, resources, events (past and forthcoming), opportunities for sharing between members of the CoP. All members can contribute to the Update. It also contains queries and discussions which have been concluded, consolidated replies issued and invites members to respond to ongoing discussions in the community.
Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation: India National Document (2009-2014)
This publication by the Election Commission of India and supported by UNDP, captures India’s experience with the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation Programme that catalyzed historic voter turnout in national elections in 2014. The document aims to provide guidance to election managers on the planning and execution of voter education strategies. The report includes good practices, innovations and lessons learnt, and provides valuable observations on governance structures, particularly for new democracies and countries in transition.
- Active Panchayat Series: Strengthening Local Governance for Drinking Water and Sanitation
Making Local Actions Matter: Good Practices in Decentralized Planning, Implementation and Monitoring
A compilation of good practices in decentralized planning. The cases represent ground-tested solutions for addressing many of the challenges that impact the implementation of flagship programmes.
Mainstreaming of Resource Convergence in Policy Making, Programme Design and Execution
The Report assesses convergence initiatives underway in six states which reveal significant scope to achieve superior results. These Schemes include the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Kerala; rural housing in Sikkim; collaboration among agriculture, water, rural development and forestry sectors in Chhattisgarh; horticulture in Andhra Pradesh; sanitation in Tamil Nadu and rehabilitation of beggar families in Gujarat. These remarkable model interventions illustrate the potential within these schemes to complement one another and deliver better outcomes for people and communities.
Conference Report: International Conference on Equitable Access to Justice: Legal Aid and Legal Empowerment
Key messages from an international conference on achieving equitable access to justice through enabling legal aid and empowering poor and marginalized communities.
Guiding Framework for Monitoring and Impact Evaluation of Capacity Building and Training of Panchayati Raj Institutions in States/UTs
This guiding document provides a systematic plan for monitoring the effectiveness of and evaluating the impact of training interventions that are provided to the elected representatives of the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Towards Creating a Model Forest and Scheduled Area Governance in Madhya Pradesh: A Manual on Forest Rights Act and PESA
The manual aims to raise awareness about two crucial legislative Acts in Madhya Pradesh- the 1996 Panchayat Extension to the Scheduled Areas Act (PESA) and the 2006 Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act (FRA), which together expand the legal rights of some of India's most marginalized tribal communities.