Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Fact Sheet

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Integrated Governance Activity
Development Alternatives, Inc.
Jan 9, 2017 - Jan 8, 2022; $ 40,706,095                                                                       

Strengthens key governance institutions to improve the delivery of health, education, and economic growth services at the community level and support the social contract between citizens and the government in the DRC. This activity 1) strengthens the capacity of select Congolese government institutions to fulfil mandates; 2) increases effective development of targeted sub-national government entities through collaboration with citizens; 3) increases citizen demand for accountable, transparent, and participatory government services. It operates in Kinshasa and select priority provinces (i.e. Kasai Central, Kasai Oriental, Haut Katanga, Lualaba, South Kivu, and North Kivu). 

Media Sector Development Activity
FHI 360
July 1, 2019 - June 28, 2024; $15 million                                                                                                

Promotes a more open and vibrant media sector that contributes to more responsive and transparent institutions. The activity 1) strengthens the legal and regulatory environment for media; 2) supports targeted media outlets to become more independent and professional; and 3) increases access to high-quality public-interest reporting. The activity is implemented in the provinces of Kinshasa, Haut-Katanga, Lualaba, Tanganyka, South-Kivu, North-Kivu, Kasai Oriental and Kasai Central. With additional $2.5 million funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation and $600,000 from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the activity will expand to Equateur and Tshopo provinces.

DRC Elections Integrity Activity
Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening
Jul 24, 2018 - Nov 30, 2021; $5.6 million                                                                                              

Increases transparency and inclusion in elections, promotes citizen engagement of political and electoral processes, and conducts impartial ongoing analysis and reporting on political and electoral processes. It supports the capacity of domestic observation groups to coordinate efforts and make recommendations to improve the credibility of the process.

Counter Trafficking in Persons Activity
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
April 24, 2020 - April 23, 2023; $3,000,000

Promotes coordination of the DRC Government’s national response to trafficking through support of the National Anti-Trafficking Agency. The activity aims to: 1) increase investigation and prosecution of traffickers by strengthening counter-trafficking policies and legislation and improving the capacity of the state to investigate cases and prosecute offenders; 2) increase capacity of the new National Anti-Trafficking Agency to fulfill its mandate to develop and implement effective counter-trafficking policies and programs and collect and disseminate information on human trafficking; and 3) increase protection for victims of trafficking by undertaking mapping and an assessment of existing services for victims of trafficking and conducting capacity building training to improve assistance provided to victims.

Last updated: July 12, 2021

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