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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to support democratic development and the promotion and protection of the rule of law in Indonesia. Democratic governance provides the necessary enabling environment to reduce inequalities, alleviate poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The UNDP works to promote democratic governance in Indonesia in three thematic areas: (1) promoting the deepening of democracy through electoral and parliamentary support, (2) supporting decentralization and local governance reform, and (3) promote rights-based legal and justice sector reform.
1. Deepening Democracy
After holding national elections in 1999 and 2004, as well as a series of local elections, Indonesia is currently in a period of consolidating and deepening democratic progress. UNDP supports Indonesias democratic consolidation through the Deepening Democracy Programme, providing support to institutional and procedural reform as well as consensus building, fostering dialogue and bringing together key stakeholders.
Through the Deepening Democracy Programme, UNDP is working to further reform Indonesias election processes, build the capacity of election management bodies, and enhance the capacity of national and local parliamentary bodies. Further, the programme seeks to increase civic awareness among Indonesian citizens, and support Government efforts to measure democratic progress and regression both at the national and local levels. Finally, the programme supports the enhancement of interactive collaboration between the state and civil society organizations (CSOs) and improving the capacity of Indonesias media.
UNDP is working to deepen Indonesian democracy by:
2. Decentralization and Local Governance
Indonesias Government is in a period of rapid decentralization of political power from the central government to provincial and local authorities. As this process takes shape, UNDP is supporting Indonesias democratic and participatory development processes for the achievement of the MDGs through programmatic measures to ensure that development planning and budgeting are rightly targeted to address poverty-related issues. UNDP is further helping to increase the capacity of local governments and local parliaments as well as civil society to improve public service delivery. Support to policy and legislative frameworks is an essential component to this work.
UNDP is supporting the Government of Indonesia to accelerate the pace and effectiveness of local government reform through:
Access to justice is the ability of people from disadvantaged groups to prevent and overcome human poverty, through formal and informal justice systems, by seeking and obtaining a remedy for grievances in accordance with human rights principles and standards.
UNDP is helping to ensure people across Indonesia have access to justice through a rights-based legal framework. As a close partner to the Government of Indonesia and civil society organizations in this work, UNDP is assisting to empower citizens to better utilize the law and realize human rights, while simultaneously strengthening legal institutions responsible for securing access to justice as a basic human right.
UNDP is promoting and protecting human rights and strengthening rights based legal and justice sector reform by:
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