Democratic Governance

Development and inclusive growth are anchored in the quality of governance. Thus, UNDP supports local, catalytic strategies that strengthen democratic systems to empower women, indigenous peoples, and disadvantaged groups to claim their human rights.

Our Goals

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. more

Indigenous Voices

Leaders from indigenous communities in the Philippines speak at the National Indigenous People’s Summit in 2011. Indigenous people are one of the marginalized sectors in the Philippines. UNDP works to strengthen democratic systems in order to empower this sector to claim their rights. (Photo: UNDP Philippines)

Contact UNDP in the Philippines
Emmanuel Buendia

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

Featured Publication
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.

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