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What we do in Uganda
Uganda ranked 145 out of 175 on Transparency International’s Global Corruption Index in 2014. Despite strong anti-corruption laws and significant government oversight mechanisms, engagement between government and ordinary citizens remains low, and the public perception of corruption within government agencies has skyrocketed.
However, significant legislation in support of decentralisation is providing new opportunities for ordinary people to take part in local government planning and monitoring, and Uganda’s strong civil society sector has helped push through several key laws, including the Freedom of Information Act.
Building on these opportunities, Making All Voices Count’s work in Uganda is focused on widening citizen engagement in governance processes at the local and national levels, ensuring citizen voices are heard, and supporting governments to listen and respond.
“Many Ugandans have become disillusioned with the state of democracy in their country, and attendance at community-level meetings has gone from highest to the lowest in the region - NDI 2013”
Research & Learning
PUBLICATION | February 22, 2017
Shifting the spotlight: understanding crowdsourcing intermediaries in transparency and accountability…
PUBLICATION | October 27, 2016
Bridging the gap: the role of local churches in fostering…
PUBLICATION | August 23, 2016
Engaging with local communities to prevent violence
PUBLICATION | April 28, 2016
How can ICT initiatives improve rural water supply?
News, Blogs & Events
BLOG | January 26, 2017
Bridging the gap: Churches and communities engaging for accountable governance
EVENT | January 17, 2017
Parliamentary research launch: The role of local churches in fostering…
BLOG | October 12, 2015
Responsibility leads to Responsiveness: Lessons on using ICTs to improve…
BLOG | September 30, 2015
What we're learning about using ICTs to improve rural water…