Democratic Governance

Improving transparency and accountability in the public and private sectors; increasing support for democratic rights and freedoms.

Democratic governance—giving citizens a say in how decisions are made—is fundamental to ensuring that democracy delivers for all of society. Strong democratic governance is characterized by transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors. An open, participatory governance process responds to citizen and business needs, resulting in better and fairer government policies. To this end, CIPE’s democratic governance programs promote open, informed public decision-making and principled corporate governance.