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Global Programme on Democratic Governance Assessments Strengthening inclusive participation and responsive institutions through measuring


Now what? • Global Programme on Democratic Governance Assessments may provide financial and technical support • Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF) may provide financial support (deadline Nov 13 for EOI for UNDP country offices)


The mushrooming industry of indicators World Governance Assessment Global Accountability Report Gender Empowerment Measure Press Freedom GAPS in Workers’ Rights BEEPS

Eurobarometer Polity Freedom in the World

1974 76

Index of East Asia Bribe Payers Index Economic Barometer Freedom Opacity Commitment to Index CIRI Development Governance Human Rights Matters Database Afrobarometer

Global Competitiveness Index CPIA (WB)

78

Bertelsmann Corruption Perception Transformation Index Media Index Open Journalists Sustainability Budget killed Index Index

International Country Risk Guide

80

82

Global Integrity Index

84

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Why the demand for support? 1. Challenge of ranking and ’shaming’ – Lack of transparency – Burden on government – Lack of understanding by international as well as national actors on correct use – Situation of specific populations or groups – Contain little information about what to do

1. Donor policies 2. Aspirations by national stakeholders


The programme Offers guidance, technical assistance, financial support aimed at strengthening national capacity to conduct democratic governance assessments. • By strengthening the demand side of governance (an accountability mechanism) • By strengthening the supply side of governance (evidence base for national decision making)


Support to 16 countries (2009-11)

● Mongolia ● Macedonia

● Morocco Barbados & ● Egypt ● Mexico ● Eastern Caribbean ● Senegal ● Djibouti ● Nicaragua ● Nigeria ● Angola

● Chile

● Malawi

● Tajikistan ● Bhutan

● Indonesia


Strategic principles

1. National ownership – inclusive and consultative process (NEX) 2. Capacity development 3. Alignment with national policy processes 7

UNESCO/Loock F.


Ten features of an effective DG assessment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Alignment to national political priorities and processes Assessment is country contextualized Methodology is rigorous Selection of indicators is transparent and participatory Results are stored in a public national database Indicators are pro-poor and gender-sensitive Capacity of national stakeholders is developed Cost-effective and timely The results are widely communicated The assessment is repeated 8

UNESCO/Loock F.


Increasing uptake: Matching technical rigour to policy relevance Data Producers

Data Users

•Statisticians •Officials •Researchers •Think tanks

•Policy Makers •Parliament •Political Parties •Civil society

Improving dialogue

Getting appropriate buy-in Improving

Effective

Reliable & “usability” dissemination trustworthy of evidence evidence

Wide

Access

Incentives to use evidence


Aligning governance indicators with other reporting mechanisms Local Governance & Ministries

Sectors

National

Impact

Outcomes

Outputs/ Activities Inputs/ Funds

Aligning assessments to these mechanisms MDG PRS/NDP Reports Reports may strengthen bottom-up ownership of the policy processes themselves Annual Sector Reports Sector MIS Reports

Ministerial Grants Policy Statements Reports Local Governance Financial Statements

Budget Reports


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