Democratic Governance

The programme seeks to strengthen democrat­ic governance through measures to increase social inclusion, public accountability and parliamentary control over the executive. Swiss cooperation also fosters citizen participation in local and regional de­cision-making as well as civil society involvement in representing the population’s needs and concerns.

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The objective of governance is to create an environment that strengthens rule of law and human rights, gender equality, appropriate distribution of power and macro-economic stability. Governance is a strategic objective of SDC development cooperation.

The SDC's worldwide engagement