In-depth

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Through the Strengthening Institutional Frameworks for Accountable Service Delivery project, UNDP is supporting the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda to monitor government expenditure, and ensure equitable use of resources and delivery of better services to citizens. Photo: UNDP Uganda/2012

The Accountable Democratic Governance component is designed to deliver on three key outcomes which focus on assisting selected institutions at both national and local government levels to deliver credible elections, provide access to justice and also enable oversight institutions to be accountable, and deliver demand driven social and economic services among others.

This feeds directly in to the vision of Uganda’s current National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15) which is aimed at transforming the country from a peasant economy to a middle-income prosperous nation.

The programme aims to strengthen national capacities in the areas of accountability, civic engagement, local governance, and access to justice.  At the same time it addresses cross-cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS, gender empowerment and post-conflict management.  Cumulatively, interventions focusing on these areas are expected to strengthen capacities and respond to critical governance gaps.

Partners

UNDP’s accountable governance partners include;

  • The Parliament of Uganda
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Affairs
  • Ministry of Local government and various district local governments
  • Local Government Associations
  • Civil Society Organisations