Burundi—Post-Conflict Transition Assistance Program (PCTAP)

Client: U.S. Agency for International Development

Duration: 2005-2007

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: Burundi

Solutions: Fragile States

Established to assist Burundi’s post-transition national government and civil society organizations, PCTAP increased the government’s ability to develop policies and deliver essential services in a transparent, inclusive, and conflict-sensitive manner. In addition, DAI worked with civil society organizations to promote peace and reconciliation on a grassroots level.

Sample Activities

  • Provide training to increase the capacity of newly elected officials to govern effectively and transparently.
  • Promote a constructive relationship between elected officials and civil society through an improved understanding of their respective roles and responsibilities.
  • Increase the capacity of the national government and civil society to plan and implement policies and build capacity in areas critical to post-conflict transition.

Select Results

  • The good governance program trained 6,112 people in 111 communes, including 4,884 administrators, 1,036 members of civil society, 39 members of the media, and 153 traditional leaders.
  • About 90 percent, or 116, of the 129 communal councils participated in an interprovincial competition, in which a selection committee chose 17 projects (one per province) to receive technical and financial support.
  • Signed partnership agreements with seven national government entities designed to build their capacity.


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