USAID’s democracy and governance programs provide technical assistance and training to citizens’ groups and community organizations in improving management and organizational skills, operational efficiency, responsible citizenship and accountable government. To strengthen democracy in Nicaragua, USAID is providing training for young, emerging democratic leaders and technical assistance to bolster civil society engagement and to improve local governance.
USAID is helping to improve the engagement of local citizens in municipal decision-making and development activities. Good governance programs help strengthen the participatory decision-making processes, increase the capacity of citizens to participate more efficiently and effectively in local government decision-making and improve the transparent management of public resources.
Civil Society Participation
USAID supports efforts to provide leadership training for young political party and civil society leaders to improve political negotiation and coalition-building skills, and to strengthen the capacity of parties to connect with citizens locally.
Last updated: August 13, 2014