UNDP's Strategic Plan 2018-2021 sets out the direction for a new UNDP, optimized to help countries achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Plan describes how UNDP will better adapt to the range of country contexts in which we work, part of which is a series of signature solutions that define the core work of UNDP.
Inclusive and accountable governance systems and processes are recognized as crucial to sustainable development and human security. This solutions package will therefore focus on supporting diverse pathways towards peaceful, just and inclusive societies, building on the UNDP comparative advantage and long track record in governance.
Some development contexts may require support for core governance functions, establishing local service provision, rule of law, anti-corruption capacities and access to justice. Some may require assistance with accessing and using development finance and official development assistance (ODA), which may be provided in collaboration with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNCDF and IFIs. Others may request innovative support for improved regulatory capacities, enhanced legal frameworks, strengthened institutions and local governance capacities.
In crisis contexts, support may be requested for re-establishing core governance functions, to support long-term preventive solutions that address root causes of conflict and disasters. This solution will seek to build inclusive, effective and accountable institutions and mechanisms for the peaceful resolution of conflict and for advancing social cohesion. This requires ensuring the inclusion of women, youth, people with disabilities and other traditionally marginalized groups, working in partnership with agencies such as UNICEF, UN-Women and others.