Governance and Democracy

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IRPA realizes that for us to attain sustainable development, good governance and democracy are needed. It is only in a democracy that people can be empowered to demand and shape better policies, express grievances, seek justice and hold leaders and the private sector to account. Societies with strong, democratic institutions empower people to influence their government to prioritize national development that is equitable and sustainable. In a true democracy, people can demand better policies, express grievances, hold leaders to account and seek justice from abuse.

Good governance is essential to achieve development while true participatory democracy ensures that development is equitable and sustainable. Public institutions need to be able to manage public resources and conduct public affairs in a manner that is free of corruption and abuse that upholds the rule of law and that protects and promotes the realization of the rights of its people. The true measure of good governance is the ability of a government to realize people's human rights and deliver sustainable and equitable development. Good governance is derived through transparency, accountability, participation and responsiveness to the needs of the poor, marginalized and underrepresented groups.

IRPA realizes that the above goals will only be achieved by strengthening the rights of marginalized or underrepresented people by allowing them to take part in governance; instituting measures for accountability, transparency and justice in governance; and strengthening corporate accountability and human rights adherence.

IRPA assists various stakeholders by establishing democratic systems across all social groups in order to flag out relevant and practical solutions to political, legal, social and economic challenges. We advise at the national, regional and local level and contribute our amassed experience to the reform processes.