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LOCAL DEMOCRACY AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE: BENCHMARKING RWANDA AGAINST THE ABERDEEN PRINCIPLES

The assessment on Rwanda’s performance against the twelve Principles for Local Democracy and Good Governance that were endorsed by the Commonwealth Heads of Government across the entire membership of Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), in 2009 as part of their commitment to fundamental political freedom. It is in this respect that the study was organized to assess Rwanda’s local democracy and local governance in the context of Aberdeen principles or Aberdeen Agenda.

 

The Aberdeen Agenda constitutes the following twelve principles:

i) Constitutional and legal recognition for local democracy

ii) Political freedom to elect local representatives

iii) Partnership and cooperation between spheres of government

iv) Defined legislative framework

v) Citizens’ participation in local decision making

vi) Open local government – accountability

vii) Open local government – transparency

viii) Scrutiny of the executive

ix) Inclusiveness

x) Adequate and equitable resource allocation

xi) Equitable services

xii) Building strong local democracy and good governance

 

Assessment of Local Democracy and Local Governance Benchmarking Rwanda Against Aberdeen Principles, April 2013.

Districts imihigo evaluation report 2011 – 2012, August 2012

Districts imihigo evaluation report 2010-2011, July 23rd2011