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

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.



Project start date:

September 2013

Estimated end date:

December 2018

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • democratic governance
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Rwanda

    Implementing partner:

    National Electoral Commissi

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Undp As Administrative Agent For A Joint Programme Pass Through Arrangement
  • Government Of Belgium
  • Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation - Sdc
  • Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And Trade Of The Republic Of Korea
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $176

    2018 $929,654

    2017 $1,555,334

    2016 $1,662,608

    2015 $2,026,244

    2014 $3,018,567

    2013 $945,337

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