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Governance

Cities can often generate and intensify social exclusion – denying the benefits of urban life to the poor, to women, to children, to the disabled and other marginalized groups. At the same time, the rapid rate of urbanization has often resulted in deteriorating urban services, growing urban poverty and a deteriorated urban environment. Promoting good urban governance can be the key to developing and managing human settlements. In introducing and popularizing the concept of good urban governance, The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI), a regional project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that began in 1998, has adopted the 11 principles of good urban governance as put forward by the UNDP and the UN–Habitat Global Campaign on Good Urban Governance: participation; rule of law; transparency; responsiveness; consensus orientation; equity; effectiveness and efficiency; accountability; strategic vision; subsidiarity; security.

Projects 2014-2015

Governance and children's rights
Archived projects

2013

Championing Children's Rights: A Global Study of Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children
Public Sector Reform for Children: Governmental Structures and Processes

2010-2012

Governance and Child Rights

2003-2005

Child Friendly Cities Initiative

2000-2002

Child Friendly Cities Initiative

1994-1996

Decentralization and community participation

1991-1993

Decentralization and community participation
Urban child