Elections and Conflict Prevention: A Guide to Analysis, Planning and Programming
This guide provides readers with practical options and tools for programming design, early warning and conflict tracking. presents valuable lessons learned from the previous, extensive experience of UNDP and its partner organizations in the field. The information provided in the guide reflects best practice as it relates to the broader framework for UN engagement in electoral assistance.
Throughout the guide, the knowledge gained from research and analysis is paired with perspectives of leading practitioners to show how electoral assistance programming can be adapted to mitigate conflict. The guide also puts electoral assistance into the broader context of UNDP’s emphasis on democratic governance and conflict prevention, whereby the legitimate, accountable and effective exercise of state authority contributes to the constructive management of social change.