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20090505 Decentralisation and Local Government Enhancement: A Human Rights Checklist


20090505 Decentralisation and Local Government Enhancement: A Human Rights Checklist
By Professor Leonard Joy

This paper offers brief recommendations for UNDP decentralisation1 programming in the context of mainstreaming human rights in accordance with the UN Secretary General’s 1997 programme of UN reform.2 It provides checklists of questions for use in examining: 

  • processes used in the design and management of decentralisation support programmes for consistency with human rights principles
  • the sensitivity of a country strategy for decentralisation to country context
  • the role of UNDP Country Offices in support of decentralisation with reference to:
    • programme identification and design
    • programme management considerations
    • monitoring and evaluation, reporting results