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. 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.

Our Goals

As Sierra Leone’s focus has shifted towards peace consolidation and long-term development, UNDP’s democratic governance interventions have aligned to critical support to capacity development at the leadership level in order to drive the delivery of essential public services while promoting institutional reform. UNDP supports the Government of Sierra Leone in strengthening institutions and processes that are more responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens, including the poor, and that promote sustainable development. This assistance centres on promoting peaceful, inclusive and credible electoral processes, increasing access to justice, establishing a leaner, performance-oriented civil service and supporting a credible and inclusive constitutional review process. more

Democratic Governance

A woman looks up for her name on the voter register in Makeni, Sierra Leone.(UNDP/A.K.Bah) more

Our Stories

In Kenema City, students take part in a mass rally organized by the Family Support Unit against SGBV (UNDP/C. Thomas)

Saturday Courts help tackle Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone

In a community outreach session in Kenema organized by the Family Support Unit (FSU), a branch of the Sierra Leone Police, civil society activists, community membersmore 

PATRICIA SAFFA, 19, DISPLAYS HER FIRST EVER VOTER ID CARD AFTER SUCCESSFULLY UNDERGOING BIOMETRIC VOTER REGISTRATION AND VALIDATION IN SIERRA LEONE (UNDP/A.K. BAH)

New procedures contribute to credible elections, high voter turnout in Sierra Leone

In November 2012, 19-year-old Patricia Saffa voted for the very first time. But the Sierra Leonean didn’t just cast a ballot – she also served asmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • 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. more 

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