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A new line in local democracy

For the first time ever in this country, citizens can now use a free phone-number and an interactive website to give their feedback on the work of local government. By calling the new phone-line at 0800 111 85 or by using the Get Involved and Give a Suggestion! website, citizens can register their more


Fighting corruption to improve governance

The government decentralization process launched a decade ago was motivated by the desire to bring public services closer to citizens. According to numerous public opinion polls since the process began, however, people perceive corruption as a significant obstacle for good governance, one that degramore


Great young minds think alike: Innovating for development

“The idea came to me in the middle of the night and I immediately knew it was a winner,” says UNDP’s Dejan Dokuzovski. “I was so anxious not to forget it that I texted a note to myself. The phone was still in my hands when I woke up the next morning!” One of the youngest recruits to UNDP’s Office imore