It is not only a moral imperative to support democracy, but it also proves effective towards human, social and economic development, and helps the pursuit of peace and stability. Democracy support ought to be comprehensive, long-term and adjusted to local realities. Electoral assistance, to promote genuine pluralist political participation, is an important entry point, but is to be accompanied and complemented with strengthening parliaments and political parties and the promotion of independent and professional media.
“We have no funds to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” This was the popular response we got from most offices of the Senior Special Assistants to the Governors on SDGs (SSAs on SDGs) in the course of our baseline gender assessment against selected SDGs and targets in 10 states
Les gouvernements locaux, communes, districts, régions ou provinces peuvent faire appel à leurs citoyens pour des projets les concernant en premier lieu grâce à un cadre règlementaire adapté (en France) depuis 2014 et cela marche!