UNDP partners with national stakeholders in China to provide innovative and people-centred policy and programme advice to achieve equitable development and inclusive governance in China. With over 35 years of rapid economic development, China faces consequent challenges of rising inequality and disparity between different sectors in society. China is working to respond to the demand for participation in political and social affairs. UNDP engages with China on issues of equity and develops more responsive and accountable public service delivery and inclusive governance, in line with the priorities laid out at the Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress.
UNDP works with the Government by supporting the current 13th Five-Year Plan which includes goals to make the governance process in China more transparent, equitable and inclusive, by supporting pilot projects for new governance techniques and providing high-level context-specific policy recommendations. At present our shared focus is on improving the rule of law, promoting more widespread participation through government performance assessment and extending social governance by increasing the involvement of civil society in the governance process.more
Smart Cities and Social Governance: Promoting Community Engagement in Public Decision Making
Sealing in The Sustainable Development Goals
Projects and Initiatives
The overall aims of this project are to help establish a transparent, responsive and accountable public administration system by promoting public participation in government performance assessment (PPGPA). An analysis was undertaken of the eight typical models of local PPGPA, which summarised the patterns of current PPGPA in the Chinese national context. From this best practices and lessons learnt have been identified, the main obstacles to PPGPA’s development assessed and suggestions provided for improving PPGPA in the future. more
The project helped establish a public interest litigation system in China’s civil procedure. China’s new Civil Procedure Law endorsed the ACEF-UNDP legislative proposal to qualify Civil Society Organisations as plaintiffs in public interest litigation to the National People’s Congress.more