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Democratic Governance

We engage local dynamics.

Democratic governance reform involves working with parliaments, political parties and active citizens to establish and maintain an effective political settlement for producing credible long-term commitments to development outcomes through legislative processes, election systems and citizen activism. Palladium works with partners to ensure politically conducive settings for inclusive development and to enable citizens’ voices in change processes. We recognise that democratic institutions are not created only through formal arrangements, and we seek to understand the informal constraints and opportunities in local institutions that affect democratic governance outcomes. We engage local dynamics such as patronage, corruption and collective action to ameliorate obstacles to development goals.

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