Governance

Strengthening and improving government performance by providing technical advice, strategic guidance, and support to public institutions, elected bodies, and citizens.

Justice, Citizen Security, and Rule of Law

Fundamental to any model of good governance are strong, fair, enforceable laws and their just and equitable application to all citizens. Our law and justice practice helps build this framework in the countries where we work by strengthening formal judicial institutions and expanding access to justice by working with nonformal dispute resolution regimes. We increase the capacity of legislators, police, prosecutors, judges, court administrative staff, lawyers, and nonstate justice officials to build legal frameworks, and institutions, and to operate within established laws and regulations.

Our Experts


Antonio Iskandar is leading DAI’s efforts in the Security, Transparency, Accountability, and Rule of Law area by supporting business development efforts, the generation of knowledge and technical products, and the successful implementation of projects within that practice.

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Oliver Mader leads DAI’s Governance practice with the European Union (EU) Business Unit. He has experience in good governance such as justice, rule of law, EU integration, international cooperation, public financial management, institutions building, policy reform, and sustainable development.

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Our Projects


Honduras—Justicia Efectiva Contra la Criminalidad y Corrupción (JECCC) project

The Justicia Efectiva Contra la Criminalidad y Corrupción project (JECCC) combats impunity and corruption by targeting crime and by promoting collaboration among justice institutions and counterparts from civil society, the private sector, academia, and other nonstate actors in Honduras.

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Nigeria—EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EUSDGN) Programme, Phase II

DAI supports the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria—which works to enhance the credibility of the elections and seeks to boost citizen participation across the country.

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Moldova—Support for Structured Policy Dialogue, Coordination of the Implementation of the Association Agreement, and Enhancement of the Legal Approximation Process

This project is increasing the capacity of the Government of the Republic of Moldova and other key national institutions in implementing the European Union-Republic of Moldova Association Agenda.

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Mexico—Programa para el Fortalecimiento de Instituciones de Justicia Penal Estatal (ConJusticia)

ConJusticia in Mexico consolidates and sustains recent justice system reforms by supporting state-level attorneys general offices and justice courts, with an emphasis on promoting collaboration and durable partnerships between these entities and other justice sector and local actors.

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Malawi—Justice and Accountability Programme (Chilungamo)

Chilungamo contributed to increased levels of governance, accountability, compliance with the rule of law, and respect, promotion, and protection of human rights in Malawi.

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Nigeria—Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government (ARC)

The programme helps local governments in Nigeria develop and implement policy by assisting them in tracking and accounting for how policies, plans, and budgets are used in delivering public goods and services to promote growth and reduce poverty.

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Honduras—Justice, Human Rights, and Security Strengthening Activity (Unidos por la Justicia)

The Justice, Human Rights, and Security Strengthening Activity (Unidos por la Justicia) works with local partners to improve citizen engagement with the security and justice sectors; enhance the efficiency of the judicial system; and increase the effectiveness of community police.

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