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Gender and Citizenship

The Gender and Citizenship Initiative was launched in December 2001 with UNDP's publication of a concept paper on Gender and Citizenship in the Arab World. The initiative is cost shared in a partnership between the UNDP Bureau For Arab States' Regional Governance Programme and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) in Canada [ More ]

Making electoral systems more effective

  • POGAR, in collaboration with the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, has translated into Arabic the Administration and Cost of Elections (ACE) Electronic Publication. The English, French and Spanish versions are available at www.aceproject.org. The Arabic version is available at POGAR Publications - Elections.
  • Future plans include assisting Arab countries to improve their voter registration systems and educational programmes. The goal is to expand the participation of women and other under-represented groups in the electoral process.

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