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Two-Year Review

As we start the pivotal year of 2015, we celebrate the completion of the pioneering investment by the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) in building our global community of practice. I invite all of us to reflect on these past two years – what has been achieved by this project – and how we can build…

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All Development is Local: implementing programs of empowerment to ensure sustainable development

Four organizations came together during the 2014 World Bank Annual Meetings to discuss the importance of local-level and women-centric programming to ensure sustainable development for all. The main argument defended that if there is not local democracy and development methodologies conducive to empowering citizens, human dignity is neither recognized nor preserved. Without human dignity, therein lies…

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Pakistan, Balochistan State – Focus Group Meeting

Pakistan, Balochistan State, May 19 , 8 participants, Organizer: Organization for Youth and Social Development (OYSD) On May 19, the Organization for Youth and Social Development (OYSD) in Pakistan’s second largest state, Balochistan, hosted a focus group meeting . This was the second discussion held in Pakistan. The output from this focus group provided an extra set of data that strengthened Pakistan’s profile and our assessment…

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Le 2014 Rapport est ici!

Le Rapport de l’État de Démocratie Participative 2014(SPDR) présente la plus vaste étude mondiale comparative connue à ce jour sur l’une des questions les plus importantes, mais le plus souvent ignorées, dans le développement – l’efficacité du gouvernement local. Heureusement, alors que le monde formule ses Objectifs de Développement Durable (SDG) pour éradiquer la faim…

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Informe 2014

2014: Pulse sobre la imagen para descargar el informe. Clic aquí para empezar a comprar en Amazon. El Informe del Estado de la Democracia Participativa 2014 (SPDR, por sus siglas en inglés) presenta el estudio comparativo global más extenso a la fecha sobre uno de los temas más importantes de desarrollo, aunque con frecuencia ignorado- la…