Democratic Governance

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • The whole project is being implemented through the Media Reform Coordinating group (MRCG), which creates a platform to support Alternative Media Systems in Sierra Leone. This system is a network of community radio stations using creative and innovative programming formats to capture the knowledge and narratives of the rural and urban poor as part of the conversations about social problems affecting them.

  • 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).

  • The Sentencing and Bail Working Group established in July is the main body tasked with developing the policies and guidelines and comprises the Police, Law Officers Department, Correctional Services, Human Rights Commission, the Bar Association and civil society as well as development partners. The Working Group is headed by the Judiciary with the Chairperson being Justice Browne-Marke, J. S.C.

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