UNDP: Self-assessing Sustainable Local Development

“Self-assessing Sustainable Local Development: A Tool for Eastern Europe and Central Asia” is a guide to introduce the Self-Assessment Tool for Sustainable Local Development (SAT4SLD). The tool helps local actors assess their current status and make strategic plans for a more sustainable future by simultaneously addressing governance, socio-economic, and environmental issues. Four universal sustainable development…

UNDP on Local Governance and the Post-2015 Framework

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, UNDP’s Director of Democratic Governance, describes the integral role that viable, effective, multi-level governance must play in achieving the post-2015 development agenda in a post on UNDP’s Our Perspective page. In addition to service delivery, local governments are critical intermediaries between the people and the state for reconciliation and the re-establishment of the…

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…