Democratic Governance

  • Inclusive participation in governance

    The “Inclusive Participation in Governance” Programme (IPG), targets three thematic areas that are critical to fostering inclusive participation in Governance: 1) Media Reform 2) Political Participation 3) Governance Assessments and dialogues. These areas have been identified through governance assessments such as the Joint Governance Assessment (JGA) and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

  • Justice sector support programme 2008-2012 : Access to justice for all,the foundation of good governance and poverty reduction

    The Programme is articulated around the following areas: To build the capacity of the ministry of justice to review and draft laws and policies and sensitise the citizens on basic laws and individual rights; to build the capacities of the justice institutions in the areas of administration of justice, and law enforcement by building a strong judiciary plus an effective and well coordinated justice sector; promote crime prevention through encouraging community policing; strengthen peace building and reconciliation through support to Gacaca and increase access of justice to the people especially the most vulnerable by reinforcing legal aid mechanisms and mediation committees.

  • Support to the establishment of the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA)

    The Rwanda Peace Academy, an initiative of the Government of Rwanda, supported by the Government of Japan through the United Nations Development Programme, aims to respond to the strong need for sustainable peacebuilding in Africa based on the complexity of conflicts in Africa where standard international approaches, such as short-term stabilization missions by external parties, may succeed in stemming violence temporarily, but fail to consolidate into a durable and lasting peace

  • Deepening Democracy through Strengthening Citizens Participation and Accountable Governance (DDAG)

  • Promoting Access to Justice, Human and Peace Consolidation in Rwanda


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.

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In resonance with the One United Nations reform to improve coherence and effectiveness of the United Nations System support at country level, and at the request of the Government, Rwanda was selected as one of the eight pilot countries for the One UN reform.


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