A lasting, sustainable development is dependent to sound democratic governance and democracy. Free and fair elections, accountable government, public participation and informed citizenry are all significant components of a development. A diplomatic society is based on effective state institutions where democratic procedures strengthen voice and accountability. This will provide opportunities for all citizens to express their demands, hold elected officials to account for their actions and equal access to state services.
To strengthen democracy and governance, CIFODE seeks to advance effective democratic values of transparency, representation, accountability, citizen participation and understanding of the constitution especially devolution. This will be done by building the capacity of professionals and citizens in order to increase public confidence and participation in government institutions.