Democratic Governance

  • India-Brazil-South Africa Project on Leadership Development and Institutional Capacity Building in Sierra Leone

    The IBSA Project seeks to strengthen the capacity of key central institutions – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cabinet Secretariat and the Strategy and Policy Unit in the Office of the President - to implement reforms that promote good governance and improved service delivery.

  • 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 Public Sector Reform

    The Public Sector Reform Programme, launched in 2009, seeks to strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in public service in order to deliver quality service to the people, especially the poor and vulnerable. The overall objective of the Programme is to establish a leaner, performance-oriented, well-motivated, modern and efficient civil service that supports national development by delivering high quality services to its clients in a timely, transparent and cost-effective manner.

  • Support to the Electoral Cycle in Sierra Leone

    The Support to the Electoral Cycle Cycle Programme is managed by UNDP and implemented in close cooperation with UNIPSIL, and receives support from its Elections Basket Fund partners including the European Commission (EC), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Ireland, the Government of Germany and the UN Peacebuilding Fund. The Programme aims to further strengthen the technical capacity of Electoral Management Bodies to administer credible elections and improve public participation and confidence in the electoral process through the Support to Electoral Cycle in Sierra Leone Programme.

  • Support to Sierra Leone Parliament

    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.

  • African Peer Review Mechanism Project

    In compliance with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development's (NEPAD) whose objectives include conducting a regional peer review exercise in African countries on governance issues, Sierra Leone acceded to the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) process. The Project will support Sierra Leone in producing its first Peer Review Report (PRR) and Program of Action (PoA), both of which determine the country’s initial baseline conditions, which will then constitute the baselines for the continental exercise.

Our Work - Democratic Governance

Promoting democracy and strengthening good governance are central to the transition from recovery to long-term development. A population’s access to justice remains another fundamental building block of a democratic society and contributes to the consolidation of peace in a post-conflict society.  UNDP supports a more accountable and efficient government, together with a public sector that delivers quality service, while advocating for reform and institutional capacity development in Sierra Leone.

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Abdul Karim Bah
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Email: abdul-karim.bah@undp.org
Latest UNDP Sierra Leone Report
UNDP Sierra Leone 2011 Annual Report

This 2011 Annual Report highlights the results attained by UNDP Sierra Leone, in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, UN, development partners and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The results achieved contribute to the achievement of national development priorities as set out in the Agenda for Change and the Millennium Development Goals.

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