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Democracy, Human Rights and Governance

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A woman casts her ballot in Malawi's 2014 tripartite elections.
Stephanie Funk, USAID

USAID/Malawi supports institutional strengthening and increased citizen participation in decision-making.  USAID provided significant assistance during Malawi’s May 2014 tripartite election for President, Parliament, and Local Councilors—the first election of its kind in Malawi’s history.  By raising awareness of electoral rights and processes, USAID’s Democracy and Governance office created a better and more informed electorate, ensured fewer irregularities during the election process, and spurred higher voter turnout.  Activities increased citizens’ opportunities for engaging with government officials and therefore cultivated democratic legitimacy and inclusion.

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Last updated: November 06, 2015

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