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

What is the project about?

This is a joint UN flagship programme whose purpose is to deepen democracy, strengthen inclusive citizen participation and accountability in governance.

The programme builds on the foundation laid by the two predecessor programmes (Programme for Strengthening Good Governance/PSGG and Inclusive Participation in Governance/IPG).

It focuses on three main areas: evidence based governance; reinforcing inclusive participation; and strengthening accountability structures. 

It places   special emphasis on media-sector reforms to enhance accountability as well as gender and human rights as tools to strengthen citizen participation.

The UN  partners in the Programme are  UNDP, UN Women,  UN Volunteers and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Expected outcomes:

Improved Accountability and Citizen Participation in Sustainable Development and Decision-Making Processes At All Levels.


Implementing partners:

The Main implementing partners are:

Rwanda Governance Board; Media High Council; The National Parliament; National Forum for Political Organization; National Electoral Commission

Other partners are:

The Rwanda Media Commission; The Association of Rwandan Journalist; The national Women Council and The Forum for Rwanda Women Parliamentarian (FFRP).

Who finances it?

UNDP USD 7,095,000
UN Women USD 403,600
One UN USD 2,143,703
Government Of Rwanda USD 300,000
Unfunded budget USD 3,541,200  
Total Expenditure USD 13,183,503
Project Overview
Project start date
1st July 2013
Estimated end date
30th June 2018
Geographic focus
Project Manager
Judy Wakahiu
Project officer/ associate
Project Document