USAID strengthens democratic institutions, rule of law, and citizen participation in local and national government; broadens the participation of traditionally marginalized groups in all programs; and reinforces support for democracy and civilian rule. Activities support good governance, anti-corruption, and civil society at the local and national levels. This includes civil society-led initiatives to increase transparency and accountability in the use of public resources; and advocate for reform where needed. At the local level, USAID strengthens the capacity of municipal governments to respond to citizen needs through enhanced citizen access to quality public education and health services by improving the performance of local governments, authorities, and civil society.
Several areas that USAID focuses on include:
- Transparency and Accountability of Public Institutions
- Improved Delivery of Government Services at the Local Level
- Civic Awareness