Democracy & Accountable Governance

This is a joint UN flagship programme whose purpose is to deepen democracy, strengthen inclusive citizen participation and accountability in governance.
The programme builds on the foundation laid by the two predecessor programmes (Programme for Strengthening Good Governance/PSGG and Inclusive Participation in Governance/IPG).
It focuses on three main areas: evidence based governance; reinforcing inclusive participation; and strengthening accountability structures.
It places   special emphasis on media-sector reforms to enhance accountability as well as gender and human rights as tools to strengthen citizen participation.
The UN partners in the Programme are UNDP, UN Women, UN Volunteers and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Expected Outcomes

Improved Accountability and Citizen Participation in Sustainable Development and Decision-Making Processes At All Levels.