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    Iniciative: Support to electoral processes throughout the electoral cycle
    Support is provided to UNDP country offices in the all the phases of electoral support to the national electoral authorities: participation in the Needs Assessment Missions (NAM), support in the design of the strategy and the production of the project document as well as on the setting up of the project (through identification of experts and working methodology).

    Activities: In 2015, technical support has been provided to the EMB in Haiti, Guyana and Guatemala. Support to the UNDP country office in matters related to electoral support has been provided to Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras. Discussions on the framework of the support provided have taken place with the offices of Paraguay, Peru and Colombia.

    Beneficiaries: UNDP country offices. Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs)
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    Initiative: Conflict Prevention and Democratic Dialogue
    This initiative contributes to Crisis Prevention by reinforcing Latin American and Caribbean countries´ capacities to prevent and manage conflicts as well as the risks of social and political tensions. The overall strategy of the project aims at strengthening democratic institutions by making them more responsive to citizen’s needs and demands through the provision of tailored technical assistance and innovative social methodologies and capacities to prevent conflict, manage crisis and build consensus in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    UNDP’s and other institutions’ experience in the region and globally have shown how democratic dialogue participate in the strengthening of democratic institutions and their capacities to respond by providing and facilitating spaces for citizen participation where stakeholders can share their vision and understanding of complex problems. By developing a comprehensive understanding of a problem, dialogue processes help foster deliberation, strengthens social links and capacities, and allows sustainable and creative options to emerge in a participatory and inclusive manner.
    As stated by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, natural resource extraction and other major development projects in or near indigenous territories are one of the most significant sources of abuse of the rights of indigenous people worldwide, and an initial step to change that is to establish a dialogue and common understanding between indigenous peoples and governments. This type of assistance will be a priority intervention area for the project.
    One of the main guiding principles of this approach is inclusiveness, which refers to bringing together in a dialogue all those who may be part of the problem since they are the ones who will be able to find the solution. Inclusiveness is important in contexts where there has been exclusion, particularly of women, because the dialogue process gives voice to actors who are not normally considered in decision-making processes. Furthermore, inclusiveness opens the door to equitable and effective participation for all actors. When designing the contents and implementing capacity building and reflexive and/or generative dialogue processes, gender analysis is a priority in order to incorporate the differentiated interests, aspirations and needs of women and men, fostering commitment to transformational change.

    Activities: The project is organized along 3 work areas:
    1. Strengthening existing infrastructure for peace.
    The UNDP has worked on different mechanisms that encourage conditions for the creation of peace infrastructures through:
    • A demand-driven support to key institutions promoting dialogue processes in the region with a strong emphasis on support to national strategies. UNDP works on and supports other institutions on dialogue process design, facilitation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of dialogic processes.
    • Technical assistance for strategic conflict prevention and resolution interventions. Through this, the UNDP has participated in more than 80 prospective missions, assessment of conditions , conflict analysis, and technical support or evaluation of the existing institutions for prevention and conflict management in countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    • Development of Conflict Analysis Tools, such as conflict and development analysis, the analysis of prospective policies and scenarios, or feasibility missions for dialogue processes.
    • Early Warning Systems and platforms to monitor demands that could generate conflicts.
    • Design and implementation of protocols of intervention for conflict management.
    2.Capacity development among key stakeholders. An articulated capacity development strategy aimed at providing social and political leaders, facilitators and UNDP/UN personnel with dialogic/facilitation skills and raise the capacity of leadership to promote and structure dialogic processes and approaches to face collective problems.
    3. Knowledge production and sharing. A continued systematization/documentation process aimed at consolidating and packaging materials/information from past experiences including lessons learned and main challenges and its circulation within a Community of Practice and Learning which acts as a pool of expertise able to guide the support given at the national level. This enormous heritage of the project that includes methodology, experts, compared experiences and extremely useful materials could be shared internally and with other BCPR regional bureaus and countries outside the LAC region.
    UNDP possesses a wide selection of conflict prevention and democratic dialogue materials: methodologies, case studies, systematization of concrete experiences, data bases and an updated website (www.

    Beneficiaries: Public institutions and private sector, national, regional and local governments, civil society organizations, academia, woman, youth and indigenous peoples, Ombudsman's offices, electoral bodies, political parties.

    Partnerships and Financing: National Governments, Multilateral and national cooperation institutions.
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    Initiative: Transparency and Accountability
    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through their Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean is supporting national and sub-national governments through UNDP County Offices, in promoting transparency and accountability inititives. Technical assistance, advocacy, S-S Cooperation, knowledge management, and capacity development is provided to mainstream integrity into national and local public policies.
    UNDP in LAC supports a number of regional initiatives focused on addressing more effective, responsible, accountable, transparent and inclusive institutions at all levels as a mean to strengthening democratic governance, improving service delivery and access to information, making more responsive policies and institutions to citizens demands and enhance civil society engagement and monitoring, specially women and youth.
    UNDP as a multilateral partner of Open Government Partnership (OGP) also support national counterparts (governments and civil society) to advance open government.

    Activities: - Capacity development on transparency and corruption risk management in water sector.
    - Virtual course on prevention and corruption risk management on public sector
    - Social Audit & Youth Workshops
    - Technical backstopping and advisory services to Anti-Corruption Authorities (ACAs) and other public institutions at national and sub-national levels.
    - Promotion of high level policy dialogues and multi-stackeholder spaces
    - Elaboration of knowledge products:
    - Support to design and implement instruments to measure and improve public management and strengthen transparency for institutional effectiveness and citizen engagement.
    - Support to facilitate dialogue process with civil society in OGP processes.
    - Technical assistance to promote transparency and integrity in Parliaments (Open Parliament, OGP).


    Public institutions at all levels
    Civil servants
    Civil society organizations

    Partnerships and Financing: The UNDP Global Anti-Corruption Initiative GAIN, joint its global activities and partnerships with more than 15 internal (UNDP units and UN agencies) and external partners such as Australia, Norad, OECD, World Bank, U.S. State Department, GIZ, U4 Resource Centre, Basel Institute on Governance, Transparency International (TI), Integrity Action, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), and Huairou Commission.
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    Initiative: Support to citizen participation and inclusion for Local Governance and Territorial Development
    UNDP supports governments in promoting local governance and territorial development in a process that links the local, national and international dimensions, implementing and enhancing planning activities; facilitation dialogue among territories; and creating mechanisms to boost local economic activities, improved service delivery and equity in access to public services. This approach aims at generating more resilient state-society relationships at the local level, expressed through more robust formal and informal institutions that are based on the principles of participation. Based on UNDP’s Local Governance and Local Development approach, the support provided in LAC is focus on facilitating participatory processes for the formulation and implementation of territorial development initiatives with a plurality of actors (public, private, social and academic sector) of a territory that jointly work together to define priorities, plan and implement SHD strategies at local level, based on local potentials. It is also about the integration of various sectors within a comprehensive response at territorial level.

    Activities: In 2015, technical support and assistance has been provided to foster local governance and territorial development initiatives through participatory and inclusive processes to Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Uruguay, Honduras, including peace-building initiatives at the territorial level in Colombia. Support has been provided to various countries in the organization and carrying out local economic development regional and global activities and participation of national and local LED practitioners in Regional and Global Events Regional Territorial Economic Development in Quito, and 3rd World LED Forum, Habitat III). An on-line platform to promote SSC and Triangular cooperation to support to Local Development exchanges has been developed to tap into the knowledge, experiences and innovations embedded in local institutions and actors.

    Website: .

    Beneficiaries: National Goverments, Local and Regional Governments, Local and Regional Governements Associations, CSOs, universities, private sector.

    Partnerships and Financing: National Governments, Regional Networks of local and regional governments, UNHabitat, ILO, BID/FOMIN
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    Initiative: UNDP-SIGOB
    UNDP’s regional project “Strengthening Management Capabilities for Democratic Governance“ better known for its acronym SIGOB (systems for governance in Spanish) is a well-established UNDP initiative. Its mission is to foster more effective, accountable and inclusive public institutions through innovation in management methods and information technology tools, in all State organizations to enhance institutional capacity to respond to citizen expectations for voice, effective development, the rule of law and accountability. UNDP-SIGOB team of management, governance and IT experts work with high-ranking government officials to change the way people work in public organizations. UNDP-SIGOB has focused on finding practical and innovative solutions to tackle specific challenges in public management: How to operationalize a government program into an actionable work plan. How to align day-to-day activities across the government to deliver on commitments with citizens. How to improve the management of the office and scheduling of time for top level public executives. How to improve management of official correspondence, documents and archives. How to improve coordination across government institutions how to better support cabinet meetings for making more effective. How to improve relevance and timeliness in communicating with citizens. How to improve internal process to provide better services for citizens.
    Through collaboration with hundreds of political leaders and high-level public managers, UNDP-SIGOB has synthesized a portfolio of thirteen (13) development products (approach, procedures, information and software) to address strategic alignment of organizations to commitments with citizens, results-oriented management, coordination, proactive communications and accountability, time management, process management and knowledge management, among others.
    Over the years, the UNDP-SIGOB teams has carried out more than 180 projects with 95 institutions in18 different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Activities: In 2015, SIGOB has implemented 16 projects in 8 countries in Latin America. SIGOB is available to OAS member States through UNDP Country Offices in the region.


    Beneficiaries: Governments and public institutions of OAS member States, ultimately beneficiaries are citizens as UNDP-SIGOB intervention strengthen capacities to respond to citizen expectations for voice, effective development, the rule of law and accountability.

    Partnerships and Financing: UNDP and LAC public institutions.
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    Initiative: Support to electoral processes throughout the electoral cycle
    Support is provided by UNDP to National Electoral Institutions (EMB) in coordination with UNDP country offices in all phases of the electoral cycle. Technical assistance is adjusted to specific demands identified in Needs Assessment Missions (NAM). Support is provided to strength electoral institutions and develop capacities to expand citizen participation and representation, particularly of women, youth, indigenous peoples and afrodescendants. Also on civic education and communication strategies for transparency of electoral processes.

    Activities: In 2015, technical support has been provided to the EMBs for elections in Haiti, Guyana and Guatemala. Technical assistance has also been provided to counterparts in Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago and Honduras. A project on capacity development for EMBs in the Caribbean is on going with CARICOM.

    Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs)
    Civil Society
    Citizens (focus on women, youth, indigenous peoples and afrodescendants)

    Partnerships and Financing: Multilateral (EU) and bilateral cooperation (USAID, European Countries)
    • Fecha:  23/06/2011    Párrafos: 5
    El PNUD ha elaborado con la OEA el Segundo Informe Regional sobre Democracia en América Latina que destaca tres desafíos fundamentales para el fortalecimiento de la gobernabilidad democrática en América Latina y el Caribe: articular nuevas formas de participación política para contrarrestar la crisis de representación y verdaderamente incluir la diversidad cultural y étnica; fortalecer la organización republicana del Estado, es decir, la independencia de los poderes, su control mutuo y las instancias de rendición de cuentas; e incrementar, en el marco de dichos controles republicanos, el poder político real del Estado. Los avances en el diseño y ejecución de políticas públicas estratégicas en los campos de la fiscalidad, la exclusión social y la seguridad pública son esenciales para la sostenibilidad de la gobernabilidad democrática. El diagnóstico y marco conceptual del informe ha servido de base para el apoyo estratégico brindado a los países de la región. El PNUD ha promovido análisis para fortalecer la gobernabilidad democrática, ha asistido a las partes interesadas en el desarrollo de espacios de diálogo multisectoriales, y ha contribuido a la gestión de los sistemas de transparencia y responsabilidad de los gobiernos nacionales y locales. El PNUD también contribuye al desarrollo de capacidades para la participación inclusiva de las mujeres, jóvenes, pueblos indígenas y poblaciones afrodescendientes, y fomenta la participación de las poblaciones vulnerables en las comunidades locales promoviendo el diálogo y el desarrollo de liderazgo.
    Actualmente, el PNUD está preparando un Informe Regional sobre el Estado en América Latina y el Caribe, a fin de sistematizar buenas prácticas en el área de ciudadanía política y social, que será distribuido a todos los gobiernos de la región.
    Recursos Relacionados
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  • Derechos Humanos
  • Desarrollo Económico Sostenible
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    • Fecha:  23/06/2011    Párrafos: 7
    UNDP has contributed in this area with the HDR on Citizen Security in Central America and is developing another one for the Caribbean countries. While respecting human rights and adherence to the rule of law and democracy, comprehensive security policies should be strengthened as remedies for the heightened levels of insecurity in the region. UNDP’s support has underlined sharing lessons and good practices, as well as providing capacity development and technical assistance to LAC countries on the design and implementation of regional, national and local security initiatives (Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Brazil, Mexico and Jamaica) in cooperation with subregional organizations (SICA, CASAC). In addition, the area has been developing protection programs for justice operators and analytical tools to tackle gender-based and intra-family violence. As regards to disaster risk reduction and management, UNDP has intervened to help in natural disasters in Haiti, El Salvador and Chile. It has also supported multinational initiatives and strategies to reduce and mitigate the risk of disasters, through adoptions of strategies, policies and systems.
    Recursos Relacionados
    UNDP's Website
  • Desarrollo Social
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    • Fecha:  23/06/2011    Párrafos: 9
    El Programa de las Naciones Unidas de Desarrollo (PNUD) ha realizado estudios sobre los efectos de la crisis económica en el logro de los ODM, alentando el debate sobre la importancia del gasto fiscal en los programas sociales para reducir la pobreza. También ha respaldado esfuerzos para diseñar estrategias que aceleren el logro de los ODM en la región, y que ya han sido implementadas en dos países de la región: Colombia y Belize.
    Recursos Relacionados
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  • Diversidad Cultural
  • Educación
  • Empleo
  • Energía
  • Grupo de Trabajo Conjunto de Cumbres
  • Infancia y Juventud
  • Infraestructura y Transporte
  • Justicia y Estado de Derecho
  • Manejo de Desastres
  • Medio Ambiente
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    • Fecha:  05/11/2015    Párrafos: -
    Initiative: Regional Climate Change Programme
    UNDP`s regional climate change programme support s18 Iberoamerican countries with climate change legislative framework, policies and plans in the mitigation and adaptation spheres.

    Access to carbon finance
    Developing proposals for the Clean development Mechanisms (CDM) and Nationally Adapted Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)
    Support to the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)
    Analysis of financial needs and public expenditures for climate change action.
    Strengthened capacities of climate change negotiators.
    Promoting a Territorial Approach to Climate Change, focusing on adaptation needs.


    Beneficiaries: Government officials at national and subnational level, private sector

    Partnerships and Financing: Government of Spain, UNDP
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    Initiative: Regional Programme for Biodiversity and Ecosystems
    The UNDP Regional Programme for Biodiversity and Ecosystems support countries in ecosystems valuation and protected area financing, to enhance environmental management.
    UNDP support contries access environmental finance for sustainable development.

    Protected Area financing and public budgeting
    Ecosystem Valuation
    Showing linkages between strengthening of livelihoods and poverty reduction with sustainable natural resource management.
    Localizing Sustainable Development Goals in the Amazon
    Development of project proposals and implementation in the fields of: climate change and energy; ecosystems and biodiversity; water and ocean governance


    Beneficiaries: Government at national and subnational level

    Partnerships and Financing: Government of Spain, Moore Foundation, UNDP
    • Fecha:  23/06/2011    Párrafos: 67
    El PNUD ha trabajado para incrementar la capacidad de múltiples partes interesadas para establecer políticas eficaces sobre cambio climático y aumentar el uso de las fuentes de energía renovable, y facilitar el acceso a las inversiones y ventanas financieras internacionales. Ayuda a los gobiernos nacionales y partes interesadas en 19 países a sensibilizar al público acerca de los vínculos entre los procesos de planificación y financiamiento del régimen climático post-2012 y las políticas nacionales, con el importante apoyo financiero del Gobierno de España y otros organismos de cooperación. También ha impulsado 11 diálogos nacionales interministeriales.
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    En materia de biodiversidad, ha facilitado el acceso a inversiones mundiales y financiamiento de REDD para la conservación forestal. Participó en la elaboración de tres informes sobre biodiversidad presentados en la COP10 en Nagoya. También ha fortalecido la capacidad institucional de los gobiernos y organizaciones de la sociedad civil con respecto al desarrollo sostenible de los recursos naturales.
    Recursos Relacionados
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  • Mejora del Manejo Público
  • Migración
  • OEA
  • Pueblos Indígenas
  • Salud
  • Seguimiento de Cumbres
  • Seguridad
  • Sociedad Civil
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    Initiative: IberJovenes (UNDP, OIJ, SEGIB)
    Regional programme focused on youth participation and empowerment. UNDP provides technical assistance and support for implementation along OIJ and SEGIB. It counts with the participation of 11 countries from the Ibero-American region. The programme poses four components: 1. Youth participation; 2. Youth empowerment and capacity development; 3. Youth mobility; 4. Support for youth entrepreneurship and social innovation. It is focused on youth from 15 to 29 years old, targeting specific actions on youth indigenous, afro-descendants; young women and LGTBI.

    Actividades: - Regional Forum of Intergenerational Dialogue. The regional dialogue will produce inputs ad policy recommendations for nurturing the upcoming XXV Ibero-American Summit on ¨Youth, Education and Entrepreneurship¨ to be held in December 2016
    - E-debates and production of policy analysis on youth living conditions
    - regional mapping of youth networks and organizations; regional mapping of training and empowerment demands from young social/ elected representatives and civil servants;
    - Training programme design and conduction also of mentorships
    - Mapping/ Regional analysis on financial mechanisms available for youth entrepreneurship and social innovation
    - Mapping/ Regional analysis on youth mobility programmes
    - Based on youth demands and regional comparative analyses, develop regional programming and technical support to national youth institutions.


    Beneficiaries: Ministries/ National Institutes of Youth, young elected representatives, civil servants
    Youth networks and organizations. Special emphasis on youth from 15 to 29 years old, targeting specific actions on youth indigenous, afro-descendants; young women and LGTBI

    Partnerships and Financing: UNDP RBLAC; Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB); Ibero-American Organization of Youth- OIJ; 11 National Governments; Spanish International Cooperation Agency- AECID
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    UNDP in the LAC region has prioritized the promotion of an Agenda for Participation and Inclusion with a special focus on promoting the human rights of the most excluded and discriminated people: women, youth, Afrodescendants and indigenous peoples as agents of their own development. UNDP cooperates with governments to strengthen democratic governance by assisting public institutions to respond to citizens’ increasing demands and expectations. UNDP applies its convening power to create or strengthen spaces for dialogue that contribute to an increased respect for the human rights of all citizens. Policy advice and programme and technical assistance are provided on issues such as elections, transparency, local governance, youth, indigenous peoples and afrodescendants with a special focus in gender equality. UNDP also strengthens institutional and national stakeholders’ capacities to expand citizens’ participation in decision-making processes that concern them. UNDP systematically targets key obstacles contributing to the exclusion and discrimination against the most marginalized groups such indigenous peoples and afrodescendants.
    UNDP’s work with indigenous peoples is an integral part of its broader work towards sustainable human development and is thus guided and shaped by international human rights standards and principles and supported by UNDP policies and guidelines. Work and engagement with indigenous peoples has been a priority focus area within UNDP’s overall mission to mainstream a human rights-based approach into development policies, programmes and projects and in global efforts to promote non-discrimination and support marginalized peoples and groups.

    Activities: Some activities developed in 2015 by UNDP to promote participation and inclusion of indigenous peoples and afrodescendants in the region:
    • Develop a Sub-Regional Project on Indigenous Peoples and Afrodescendants for Central America.
    • UNDP, in partnership with the Global Steering Committee of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change, is supporting a process of engagement and visibility of indigenous peoples’ voices in the lead-up to and during the COP 21, to take place in Paris in December 2015. A series of national policy dialogues will be taking place in LAC.
    • Cooperation and assistance to the Indigenous Parliament of America (PIA). This partnership enables to strengthen indigenous peoples’ representation and the positioning of indigenous issues in national parliaments and government agendas.
    • UNDP is implementing a Human Rights Project in cooperation with OHCHR in Honduras with the objective to strengthen the capacities of public institutions in implementing their international human rights obligations, with a special focus on Indigenous Peoples and Afrodescendant rights. A consultation process with indigenous peoples and Afrodescendant to voice their priorities in the formulation of a National Plan against Racism and Racial Discrimination 2014-2022 (approved in September 2015).
    • In Mexico, UNDP is supporting the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI) in four initiatives: 1) Programme for the improvement of indigenous production and productivity; 2) Programme of indigenous rights; 3) Programme for the support to indigenous education, and; 4) Programme of indigenous infrastructure.
    • UNDP in Mexico has been supporting the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power of the Federation in improving access to electoral justice of indigenous peoples taking into account their traditional institutions.
    • In Peru, UNDP is supporting the Government in the implementation of the “Prevention of social conflicts in the use of natural resources” project. UNDP provides assistance to state institutions regulating the management of water and environmental assets in the establishment of a comprehensive framework for a human rights-based approach to sustainably managing natural resources, with special focus on the impact of extractive activities on indigenous peoples.
    • UNDP has also assisted Peru in the creation of several instruments and mechanisms to support the implementation of the Prior Consultation Law, such as the “Guide to Public Facilitators of Prior Consultation Processes”, the “Guide on the Identification of Indigenous Peoples” and the national system for conflict prevention and conflict management in the use of natural resources.
    • UNDP-REDD supports the formulation of a prior consultation draft bill in Honduras, the elaboration of a free, prior and informed consent protocol in Surinam, the creation and implementation of a grievance mechanism for REDD-related activities in Paraguay and Panama, and the institutional strengthening of indigenous organizations in Peru and Ecuador.
    • In Panama, UNDP has supported the consultation process (over 90 local consultations with all 7 indigenous peoples over a period of a year) and the formulation of the Integral Development Plan of the Indigenous Peoples (to be approved by Parliament).
    • In Uruguay, is working on affirmative actions for afrodescendant people to be part of the public agenda and policy-making, by, amongst others, promoting quotas to introduce more afrodescendants into the labour market.


    Beneficiaries: Governments, indigenous peoples at the community level and their organizations, afrodescendants and their organizations, NGOs,

    Partnerships and Financing: UNDP, multilateral and bilateral cooperation institutions, national governments.
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