Promoting Good Governance

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President of Liberia, George Weah paying his taxes over mobile phone (2018)
President of Liberia, George Weah paying his taxes over mobile phone (2018)

Citizens have confidence in a government that is able to deliver basic services.  The degree to which a government is able to carry out its functions at any level can often determine a country's ability to sustain democratic reforms and provide for the well-being of its citizens.

USAID’s objective in governance is the effective, efficient, and responsive management of government resources.  This includes enhancing executive and legislative institutions at all levels of government to provide effective, inclusive and citizen-responsive services to efficiently and transparently mobilize and spend public resources to promote locally owned development and inclusive economic growth.  The Governance Team (GOV) leads USAID efforts to help countries build public institutions that are resilient, transparent, and accountable to citizens.  GOV also serves as the urban focal point at USAID, leveraging urbanization in support of democratization, economic development, and improved service delivery.

Governance programs include efforts to promote:

  • Civil Service and Public Administration
  • Decentralization and Local Governance
  • Legislative Strengthening
  • Public Financial Management and Domestic Revenue Mobilization
  • Urbanization

TOOLS

Decentralization and Local Governance

Legislative Strengthening

Public Financial Management and Domestic Revenue Mobilization

Urbanization

Examples

Last updated: June 21, 2022

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