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Democracy, Human Rights and Governance

Speeches Shim

USAID supports good governance and policy reform activities, such as the passing of the national land code in August 2011. This code establishes a simplified, decentralized procedure for registering land ownership and is expected to:

  • Reduce land conflicts
  • Lessen corruption associated with land
  • Improve general land management in the country

To fight corruption and enhance effectiveness, USAID promotes increased transparency and accountability for governmental and nongovernmental institutions. USAID activities support civic participation and capacity development of civil society organizations to act as agents for key reforms and bolster the effectiveness of participation and advocacy in democratic decision-making processes.