Democratic Governance

  • Developing a Corruption-intolerant SocietyDeveloping a Corruption-intolerant SocietyThe project aims to mitigate corruption in governance through increased citizen participation in public finance processes.

  • Empowering Citizens to Deepen DemocracyThe project aims to initiate reform through a rights-based, local democracy model that aims to strengthen voice channels between claimholders (citizens), and duty-bearers (government). Interventions will be geared toward establishing indirect and direct voice channels at the local level, where the practice of democratic dialogue, constituency-building, and inclusive participation can be strengthened.

  • Making Justice Work for the MarginalizedMaking Justice Work for the MarginalizedThe project will continue to support processes of systemic change through which the marginalized are protected and enabled to use the law to advance their rights and their interests as citizens and actors in development. It will approach development from the bottom up, empowering people to demand and exercise their rights while at the same time strengthening mechanisms and processes to better respond to the needs of the marginalized. This includes the strengthening legal identity, voice and standing of the marginalized to ensure an inclusive development process.


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

General Inquiries:

Phone Number: (632) 9010100
Fax Numbers: (632) 9010200, (632) 8897177
Postal Address: P.O. Box 7285 Domestic Airport, Post Office Locker Box, 1300 Domestic Road
Pasay City, Philippines


Media Inquiries:

Phone Number: (632) 9010100