Democratic Governance

  • Constitutional Review Project

    The Sierra Leone Constitutional Review Project (2013-2015) managed by UNDP and implemented in close cooperation with the Constitutional Review Committee and Office of Attorney General seeks to help build the capacity of the Constitutional Review Committee to expertly lead an inclusive, transparent, participatory and peaceful process of constitutional reform.

  • Improving the Rule of Law and Access to Justice Programme

    The Access to Justice Programme builds the capacity of national institutions through the training of Police Prosecutors, Family Support Unit of the Sierra Leone Police and members of the Judiciary. In addition, the Programme involves the development and delivery of knowledge products, community outreach and legal awareness programmes, support to advocacy for law reform and the provision of support services to victims of sexual violence.

  • Support to the Parliament continues to be a key component of the UNDP Governance Portfolio towards sustainable peace and state-building, and notably to support it to more effectively fulfil its oversight function and discourage party division and violence between political parties.

  •  Support to Security Reform

    Ensuring democratic governance of the security sector on the basis of rule of law is recognized as crucial to securing peace and sustainable development. Despite meaningful progress in Sierra Leone, concerns remain in key areas related to the state institutions and their delivery of security services. These short comings, in turn, have undermined public confidence and perception to safety...

  • Conflict Prevention and Peace Preservation

    United Nations Development Programme support to Conflict Prevention and Peace Preservation (CPPP) effectively commenced in July 2014 following the complete closure of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone(UNIPSIL), the UNDP continued to strengthening national and local efforts for identifying and resolving tensions and threats of potential conflict, especially over political affiliation, ethnicity, and natural resources to avoid the eruption of violence and assisting the country to achieve its long term development objectives as articulated in the country’s Agenda for Prosperity (2013-2018) and United Nations Development Assistant Framework (UNDAF 2015-2018).