This report highlights 2014 results delivered under the existing Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF). Resilient governance systems depend on a robust social contract between the state and society. Governments need to be able to deliver on their promises to maintain peoples trust, which in turn underpins stability and protects against vulnerability. This process encompasses capacities to prevent conflict; uphold the rule of law, justice and human rights; ensure inclusive participation; and make institutions fully accountablewith women and men in each case able to play equal roles. All of these areas are essential to Goal 16 of the post-2015 development agenda, which is in turn fundamental to the achievement of all other Sustainable Development Goals.
UNDP is grateful to the partners and donors who have supported the DGTTF and are supporting its evolution under the new trust fund architecture to be launched in 2016. These contributions and partnerships have improved peoples lives around the globe, as this report underscores, and continue to strengthen the foundation for durable, peaceful development in the post-2015
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