Democratic, Decentralized Governance

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  • Strengthening Capacities for Decentralised Planning (2013-2017)Strengthening Capacities for Decentralised Planning (2013-2017)The project, in partnership with the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog, aims to demonstrate effective models of decentralized planning; support various state governments’ capacity development initiatives and monitor, implement and document good practices.

  • Strengthening Capacities of Panchayati Raj Institutions (September 2013 - December 2017)Strengthening Capacities of Panchayati Raj Institutions (September 2013 - December 2017)The project aims to strengthen the functioning of panchayats through better implementation of the Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) at national and state levels. RGPSA is a scheme of the Government of India that aims to enhance the capacities of panchayats and gram sabhas; and enable democratic decision making in panchayats.

  • Increasing Access to Justice for Marginalized People (September 2008 - December 2017)Increasing Access to Justice for Marginalized People (September 2008 - December 2017)In partnership with the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, the project focuses on strengthening access to justice for the poor, particularly women, scheduled castes, tribal communities and minorities, through developing strategies and initiatives that address the barriers they face accessing justice in legal, social, economic and political domains.

  • Strengthening Public Administration and Governance (2013-2017)Strengthening Public Administration and Governance (2013-2017)In partnership with the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, the project aims to document and disseminate innovative solutions and best practices in public service delivery, governance and public administration at the national and sub-national levels in India; promote initiatives that leverage e-governance and m-governance (mobile app based governance) to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of public administration; and support the collation of best international practices in public administration and governance that are relevant to India in support of global and South-South collaboration.

  • Strengthening Human Resource Management of Civil Services (2013-2017)Strengthening Human Resource Management of Civil Services (2013-2017)In partnership with the Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, the project focuses on strengthening capacities of civil servants and the enabling environment towards more effective and efficient human resource management at national and state level. The project is providing technical support to accelerate implementation of recommendations of the Administrative Reforms Commission to strengthen human resource management and capacity development of civil services and public service delivery.

OUR WORK - DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

UNDP promotes social, economic and political inclusion of the most disadvantaged, particularly women and girls. We partner with the Government of India to strengthen systems, institutions and mechanisms that enable local elected representatives, officials and communities to perform their functions effectively.

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