We understand that Governance is the way the rules, norms and actions are structured, sustained, regulated and held accountable. The level of order depends on the internal rules of a given organization and externally, with its partners. With this notion, governance may take many forms, driven by several different motives, with many different outcomes.

Effective governance and accountable institutions are critical to alleviating poverty and achieving sustainable results in all sectors. So, partnership with Governments, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and the Independent Media and Local communities to strengthen democratic governance systems plays vital role. In addition, a variety of external actors without decision-making power can influence the process of governing. These include lobbies, think tanks, political parties, nongovernment organizations and the media.


Effective Governance Sector strengthens accountability and improves government performance by providing technical advice, strategic guidance and support to public institutions, elected bodies and citizens. The objectives for achieving good governance are:

  • Improving Public Financial Management;
  • Strengthening Public Sector Performance;
  • Enhancing Accountability in Service Delivery;
  • Increasing transparency and accountability;
  • Empower elected officials and improve government service delivery to citizens;
  • Strengthen policymaking and implementation;
  • Strengthen the relationship between citizens and local governments;
  • Improving the ability of municipal governments and provide better services and effectively manage their resources;
  • Creating stable conditions for an inclusive democracy;
  • Foster community cohesion, civilian governance and democratic participation;
  • Promote equitable and sustainable human development through improved governance and regional security

Consultation Areas

The strategic priorities to help countries develop practical reforms to strengthen their governance are:

  • Democratic Governance;
  • Poverty reduction;
  • Environment and energy;
  • Aid effectiveness;
  • Legal rights and access to justice;
  • Women’s political participation