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To strengthen the democratic character of Nigerian political processes and outcomes by providing support to key electoral bodies, other relevant arms of government (such as the Legistaure) and civil society organisations. Credible elections, an efficient legislature and the scrutiny of government performance by an informed society will motivate government to perform better and be more responsive to the needs of citizens.
GREAT for Partnership will multiply the UK’s development impact by boosting partnerships between UK’s institutions and their counterparts in the developing world. It will leverage the skills and expertise from a range of UK institutions and supply them initially to DFID partner countries, based on tailored demand. It will initially prioritise the Extractives, Financial Accountability and Anti-Corruption sectors.
The outcome of the programme is a democratic system in which government institutions are more capable, parliament is more accountable and the state as a whole is more responsive to the needs and aspirations of the Pakistani people.
To improve the quality of citizen representation in Zambia by supporting community radio, election observation and a Parliamentary scorecard. This will enable 3 million Zambians to vote in the 2016 elections. This contributes to our work to improve service delivery and contribute towards attainment of the MDGs.To improve democratic representation in Zambia by providing grants, equipment and technical assistance to Zambian organisations working to deliver change. This will enable 3 million people to vote in the 2016 elections. This contributes towards our MDGs by making politicians more responsive to the needs of 9.7 million poor Zambians, particularly women and girls, and people in rural areas by 2019.To strengthen citizens’ ability to hold their representatives accountable for service delivery by supporting civil society, parliament and elections. This will contribute to MDGs in health and education by allowing citizens to monitor service delivery performance and vote. This will benefit 3 million Zambians and improve their access to services by 2019.
To support citizens in Burma, especially women, to be strongly represented in the political and electoral processes, including the 2015 elections, and that Government is more accountable to its citizens. This will be achieved through support to improve the capacity of the Election Commission at local and national levels including training of 900 poll workers, and training of 50% of the voter registration staff members by March 2015 and 80% by March 2016. DFID will also support the deployment of at least 1000 domestic elections observers for the 2015 elections and fund voter education activities across the country.
To strengthen locally led election observation and support civil society to demand more accountable politics. It will fund NGOs to reduce political violence and manage peaceful cross-party debate on issues of concern to Bangladeshi citizens - this will include support to local efforts in civic education and representation of women and young people in political institutions. Political parties will receive non-partisan training in the use of evidence in policy-making. An FCO managed fund will strengthen democratic governance in Bangladesh, including support to human rights defenders, independent media and civil society. A DFID managed strategic fund will allow flexible response to emerging priorities prior to 2019 elections in Bangladesh.
Through International Financial Institutions and other multilateral organisations, the Good Governance Fund will support a series of governance and economic reform initiatives, aimed at building stability, reducing poverty and increasing prosperity in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The support will focus on areas such as: anti-corruption; improving the business environment; judicial reform; key sector reforms (e.g. banking and energy); strengthening the rule of law; and supporting an independent media. This project was approved before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work.
To strengthen democratic institutions and governance in Tanzania by working with Parliament, political parties, civil society and the media to improve capacity and strengthen accountability mechanisms, promote institutions and political processes that are more inclusive and foster economic growth that provides more benefits for poor people.
To improve the capacity of women and men and groups who represent them to collaborate on issues of concern to their communities at the local, state and national level in Sudan
To support the delivery of free and fair Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government elections in Sierra Leone in 2018, with effective citizen oversight and participation. Support will be delivered through a contribution to two UNDP-managed multi-donor projects for the elections, and via a DFID-managed Accountable Grant to a consortium of Civil Society Organisations.