Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi

UNDP’s practice director for Democratic Governance discusses the importance of participatory local governance in the Post-2015 agenda, and the outcomes from the February 2013 thematic consultation in South Africa.

Time To Speak Up For Participatory Local Democracy in the Post-2015 Goals

As the discussion on Post-2015 UN development goals moves to the High-Level Panel in Bali this month, questions about effective governance are becoming increasingly important. After its most recent meeting in Monrovia, the High-Level Panel stated: “Economic growth alone is not sufficient to ensure social justice, equity and sustained prosperity for all people…The protection and empowerment of people is crucial. This will require…

Women Rising: The Role of Participatory Democracy in Promoting Gender Equality

As Kenyans vote for a new president and county councils, they will also be voting for an increased number of female candidates. Prior to Kenya’s upcoming elections, Micah Cheserem, chairman of the Kenyan Commission on Revenue Allocation, urged his fellow citizens to elect women as their county ward representatives. Cheserem’s remarks followed a heated debate as to how the…

United nations advisory committee of local authorities (UNACLA)

Abstract: The UNACLA, established in 2000, is a high-level group of selected mayors and representatives of local authority associations especially chosen on the basis of their local, national and international commitment to engage in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda. Author(s): UN-Habitat Source(s): , Published: 2012 [United nations human settlements programme] (UN-HABITAT), Nairobi (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Participatory local democracy : a global community of practice

Abstract: The Hunger Project is working in partnership with the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) on a two-year project to cultivate a global community of practice among individuals working to build capacity for effective, responsive governance in impoverished rural areas using community scorecards. Author(s): UNDEF Source(s): , Published: 2012 United nations democracy fund] (UNDEF). The hunger…

Coordinated implementation of the international guidelines on decentralization and access to basic services for all : handbook

Abstract: This quick handbook aims at national governments and local authorities facilitating the coordinated implementation of the two sets of International guidelines on Decentralization and on Access to Basic Services for All adopted by UN Member States in 2007 and 2009. Author(s): UN-Habitat Source(s): , 19 p. Published: 2010 United nations human settlements programme (UN-HABITAT),…