UNDP considers democratic governance to be central to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, as it provides the enabling environment for the elimination of poverty. In Tajikistan, UNDP works both with the central government and on the level of local governments to support a more accountable governance system. On the central level, UNDP supports the government and the parliament to enhance transparency and to fight corruption. Through its Communities Programme, UNDP works to develop a more participatory local governance system, which includes working with community based organizations, civil society organizations and local authorities. Total delivery under this thematic area is accounted for $3.95 mln.