Research & Documentation

The Governance and Development Program also assesses the quality of democracy through the level of vertical and horizontal accountability in the civic space. Public officials and institutions are under an obligation to account for all actions and decisions. In the same vein, citizens are duty bound to hold their leaders to account. This relationship enhances openness and public integrity in all ramifications. This program is predicated on the firm belief that accountability and justice are also key principles in deepening democratic governance and development.