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Democratic governance and Peacebuilding

UNDP Support to Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding in Ghana

UNDP seeks to contribute to a Ghana where all citizens – women, men, youth – can govern themselves by choosing and holding representatives and systems accountable in an open, transparent and participatory process. UNDP works closely with Government, Civil Society and Development Partners to achieve this goal.  

In line with SDG 16 (Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions), UNDP works with national partners to strengthen independent governance institutions to develop effective mechanisms for sustaining the peace architecture and to ensure broader citizen participation in decision-making where no one is left behind. Our support is structured under these priority areas:

  • Responsive & Accountable Institutions
  • Access to Justice & Rights Protection
  • Conflict Prevention & Social Cohesion
  • Inclusion & Social Mobilization

UNDP supports:

  • Independent Governance Institutions to be responsive, effective, and gender-sensitive.
  • Peace Actors and Institutions to sustain peace and reduce spread of small arms.
  • Justice and Human Rights Institutions to provide equitable access and guarantee the rights of all.
  • Policies and Strategies for the uptake of health services and to reduce inequalities that drive poor health.
  • Social Mobilization to scale up community actions for local development and upstream impact; and to promote democratic governance through collective citizen action for accountability.

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