Human Rights, Governance, and Accountability

AAN's democracy and governance practice helps developing and transitioning countries establish systems and institutions for democratic, accountable governance. 

AAN's democracy and governance practice helps developing and transitioning countries establish systems and institutions for democratic, accountable governance that are essential for equitable economic growth, social development, protection of human rights, and security.

AAN conducts in-depth analysis of a country’s unique characteristics and practices, developing programs that facilitate transparency, accountability, decentralization, inclusion, rule of law, and civic participation. Our approach builds the skills and knowledge of our local partners to affect meaningful democratic reforms and sustainable, long-term development.

Anti-Corruption, Transparency, and Accountability

Corruption poses a serious development challenge. It undermines the legitimacy of government and economic development by challenging formal processes like policy making and rule of law. AAN's anticorruption services strengthen public-sector institutions, engage the private sector and civil society in the fight against corruption, and enhance transparency and accountability in other areas.

Human and Institutional Capacity Development

AAN has been improving the performance and human capacity of local organizations and institutions for the past 10 years. Our well-established tools and methods maximize human resource effectiveness and ensure ownership by and commitment of participating local or host country partners. We have successfully applied institutional capacity-building tools in legislative institutions, central government ministries, municipal and regional government units, and community-based and non-governmental organizations and networks.

Rule of Law and Human Rights

Respect for rule of law and a well-developed justice system are the foundation of a democratic society and modern economy. AAN helps create the laws and policies that support the development of independent, effective judicial branches capable of functioning in a transparent, responsive, and accountable manner. Our teams draft laws, train legal professionals, and improve court operations. We also work with both formal and informal justice institutions to improve access to justice and promote adherence to rule of law and the protection of human rights of all citizens.

Related Projects

Year Title
M&E System Strengthening in the Public Sector and Engaging Academia in Evidence Generation
Evaluation of the Simplified Birth Registration System in Mainland Tanzania
Multi-Country Evaluation of Community Engagement to End Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (2016-2019) in Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria
Evaluation of UNICEF Youth Economic Engagement Program in Jordan
Final Evaluation of UNICEF’s Birth Registration & Justice for Children Programme in Angola
Long Term Arrangment by UNICEF ESARO for Country Programme, Country Thematic and Multi-country Evaluations for Next 3 years
Impact Evaluation of Birth Registration Programme
Baseline surveys of government services in rule of law related departments
Development of Operational Plan for Social Welfare and Women Development Department
Video Documentation of School Safety in Sindh and Punjab
Institutional Assessment of Labour and Human Resource Departments
Legal and Policy Review of Child Protection Laws and Policies
Strategic Plan for Child Protection and Welfare Commission
Strategy and Five Years Action Plan for SWWDD
Review of Governance Institute Network International