Democratic Governance


Human Rights Based Approach to Development Planning Toolkit

The toolkit is a step-by-step guide for development planners and practitioners that strengthens the capacities of the many actors at both national and local levels of government to apply a rights-based approach to development planning and programming. more


Human Rights-Based Approach to Local Planning of Water Services

The realization of the right to potable water reinforces and paves the way for the realization of other human rights including among others, the right to continuous improvements of living conditions, the right to work and just and favorable conditions of work, the rights to privacy and family life,more


Indigenous Voices in the Philippines: Communication for Empowerment (C4E) Assessment Report

As in any undertaking born in haste but tempered by passion, the rapid assessment of Communication for Empowerment (C4E) in the Philippines had initially been fraught with challenges given the complex tapestry of indigenous peoples that was the study‘s focus. Many of these challenges were easilymore


Towards an Informed Citizens’ Participation in Local Governance: Sourcebook on Local Public Finance

This handbook highlights the steps, good practices, and critical entry-points for the average Filipino citizen to participate in budget and public finance processes at the local level in support of a more participatory public finance system resistant to corruption. more


UNDP assists Philippine government to nurture a culture of human rights by fulfilling commitments to international treaties; mainstreaming rights-based approach into local, gender-sensitive plans; and building the capacity of government, including the security forces, to protect and promote human rights.

Contact UNDP in the Philippines
Emmanuel Buendia

Team Leader
Democratic Governance
Phone number: (632) 9010225
Fax Numbers: (632) 9010200, (632) 8897177