Democratic governance

Challenge in governance

As a result of the war and genocide of 1994, there was a total breakdown of institutions, systems, structures and human capacity in Rwanda. Since then, the country has gone through a painful challenge of rebuilding the entire governance infrastructure. From the period of emergency, through the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase up to the current effort of long-term development, a considerable amount of work has been done in the spheres of re-establishing and strengthening good governance.

Our Goals

Presidential elections were held in 2010, and important reforms like decentralization, public sector reform and justice sector reform are underway since a couple of years and transparency and accountability institutions like the Ombudsman office and the Auditor general office are in place.


Some numbers

  • Representatives of 11 political parties trained in international B.R.I.D.G.E. electoral course. 
  • UNDP supported the training of over 70,000 election volunteers that helped election cost remain relatively low.

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