Democratic Governance

Overview

UNDP is concerned about the participatory, transparent and accountable nature of Good Governance. Good governance is effective, equitable and promotes rule of law. It also ensures that political, social and economic priorities are based on broad consensus in society and that the voices of the poorest and the most vulnerable are heard in decision-making over the allocation of development resources. UNDP considers democratic governance to be central to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, as it provides the enabling environment for the elimination of poverty. Recognizing that government’s capacity to develop and implement reforms is a developing capability, UNDP interventions in Tajikistan focus mainly on building capacity of government stakeholders and reinforcing national and local level institutions.

Our Goals

In Tajikistan, UNDP works both with the central government and on the level of local governments to support a more accountable governance system. UNDP Tajikistan identified institutional strengthening and capacity development as prime strategy objectives over the next coming years. On the central level, UNDP supports the government in public administration reform and the parliament to enhance transparency and to fight corruption. Through its Communities Programme, UNDP works to develop a more participatory local governance system, which includes working with local authorities, civil society and community based organizations. It seeks to initiate the reform of local level governments and their role in delivering public services. This strategy is focused on governance as a cross-cutting approach impacting all of UNDP’s programmatic areas. Governance initiatives contribute towards progress in national public administration reforms and make the conditions of the rule of law policy dialogue on legal and judicial reforms.more

Frontier troops academy of Tajikistan; training exercise of dogs

October 2012, Dushanbe citymore

Our Stories

Sewing workshop in Isfara, UNDP picture

Teaching Human Development at University

The Tajik Youth, as a social group, has distinct characteristics, which are linked to the difficult adaptation to modern socioeconomic conditions like professional self-determination, employment andmore 

First Aid Training at Char Choob, Afghan Border Police (Zone 5), Photo by Ayyaz Mirza

Learning emergency first aid skills on the northern border of Afghanistan

Afghan Border Police (ABP) officers do not receive any first aid training during their basic and post-academy training. Some 92 per cent of officers on themore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Border Management in Northern Afghanistan II (BOMNAF II)

    The objective of this project is to reinforce border management capacity and trans-border cooperation in the Northern provinces of Afghanistan. The project intention is to improve cross-border cooperation and the capacity to reduce crime thereby increasing legal trade, travel and commerce along Afghanistan’s border with Central Asian countries of Tajikistan Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. This will also contribute to mutual trust, regional development, conflict resolution and prevention, and enhanced human security, as well as to indirectly enhance and expand economic development on both sides of the border.more 

  • Promoting Cross-border Cooperation through effective management of Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan

    The project aim is to improve security and economic status of Tajik-Afghan border adjacent communities.more 

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