Aimed at providing harmonised, coherent and well-coordinated support to state and non-state entities to strengthen democratisation, protect human rights, improve access to justice and enhance accountability in Uganda, the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) was established as a five-year governance programme in July 2011. Phase I of the programme (ended in 2016) contributed to equitable growth, poverty eradication, rule of law and long-term stability.
To build on the achievements of Phase I and consolidate and refocus DGF interventions to allow for a stronger and more coherent strategic push for democratic governance change, we assisted the development partners in designing the form and content of Phase II of DGF. This was done amidst an increasingly challenging context allowing for new strategic partnerships in Uganda. The second phase of DGF is underpinned by strengthened democratic processes that responded to citizens’ rights, strengthened rule of law and improved access to justice, increased protection and fulfilment of human rights and gender equality, and improved citizens’ inclusion and engagement in decision-making processes.
- Strengthening democratic processes that respond to citizens’ rights
- Improving citizens’ inclusion and engagement in decision-making processes
- Strengthening rule of law and improve access to justice for all citizens
- Increasing protection and fulfillment of human rights and gender equality