Design of the Democratic Governance Facility
2016-2017; Danida; Uganda
Itad’s Richard Burge led an eight-person team to design a five-year multi-donor governance programme in Uganda.
Working closely with eight European donors the programme design was informed by a political economy analysis of key areas of governance in Uganda. These areas covered three interconnected domains of governance:
- democratic processes that build citizen-state relationships
- citizen empowerment, engagement and accountability and
- protection of human rights, access to justice and gender equality.
Approved by the donors, the design is seen as innovative with an adaptive programming approach based on a set of principles around identifying and solving national and local problems, being prepared to ‘do things differently’ and ‘be politically smart’, ensure regular learning, be founded on a human rights-based and gender equality approach, and engage a broad set of actors around key governance issues identified.
Image © Under the mango tree. Photo Credit: Sanjoy Ghosh