Democratic Governance

The importance of democratic governance is clearly recognized in the UNDP Strategic Plan for 2008–2013, approved by the Executive Board. This strategy outlines the ‘architecture’ of UNDP’s way of working with democratic governance, focusing on three areas: 1) Fostering inclusive participation; 2) Strengthening responsive governing institutions; and 3) Basing democratic governance on international principles.” (A Guide to UNDP Democratic Governance Practice).

Our Goals

Decentralization is seen as ”A Stepping Stone to Improved Governance and Human Development”. UNDP Belize has supported the democratic governance processes of the State through various initiatives, including capacity building support to local government authorities in the Villages, and support to the development of the decentralization policy framework of the Government of Belize.more

Community Participation in Legislative Review, UNDP Belize, 2012.

Current initiatives supported by UNDP Belize integrate the community in consultations for legislative review, and for enhancing inclusive governance structures, in water governance, women's political participation, and access to legal services by marginalized populations.more

Our Stories

Improved rural water systems management through data management aims at enhancing water governance and living standards.

Database Supports Water Authorities in Addressing Bottlenecks in Rural Water Supply

The Millennium Development Goal Target 7C (MDG 7C) aims to halve the population that does not have access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, andmore 

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