After learning about the Slovak experience with programme based budgeting, staff working in Moldovan ministries and public institutions tell us why it's so important to the governing of a state. more
Slovakia just signed up to a new UN protocol to protect human rights - and our superstar intern Radhika Dhuru wonders how civil society organizations engage with UN legal instruments. more
In an effort to help citizens improve access to vital public resources, UNDP in Kyrgyzstan, together with local authorities, is testing out a new idea: a community service room. more
Millions of Ukrainians don’t know their land and property rights. The state legal aid offices of the Ministry of Justice often lack the knowledge to address these issues and sometimes don’t even have computers. more
In the run up to elections in Albania on 23 June, UNDP and the Tirana Court of Appeals organized a workshop on electoral dispute resolution. Judges participated in a series of simulations where they investigated potential electoral fraud and other irregularities. more
HuriLab is a social innovation camp that brings together software developers, designers, troublemakers, geeks, social and human rights activists to help build web and mobile solutions to social challenges. Then they prototype their projects in 48 hours! more
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Many countries in the region – to varying degrees – are still challenged with issues including violation of civil and political rights, denial of economic, social and cultural rights, lack of access to justice, corruption, social exclusion, gender inequality, organized crime, ethnic tension and violence, and increased vulnerability to economic instability.
Corruption, lack of transparency and accountability of public institutions affect access to quality public services, especially for disadvantaged groups.
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