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Democracy, Human Rights and Governance


USAID supports the Government of Burundi through good governance and policy reform activities, such as the passing of the national land code in August 2011. This code establishes a simplified, decentralized procedure for registering land ownership and is expected to:

  • Reduce land conflicts
  • Lessen corruption associated with land
  • Improve general land management in the country

USAID has also invested considerably toward developing a new national water code that would help to reduce pollution and rationalize water usage. To fight corruption and enhance effectiveness, USAID promotes increased transparency and accountability for governmental and nongovernmental institutions. USAID activities support civic participation and capacity development of civil society organizations to act as agents for key reforms and bolster the effectiveness of participation and advocacy in democratic decision-making processes.

Last updated: April 20, 2016

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