Write on Thursday, 12 December 2013 Published in Guyana United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2012 - 2016

guyana-parliamentOutcome 3: Strengthened public participation, trust, and confidence in national governance institutions, including the five Rights Commissions, the Parliament, and GECOM.

Political inclusion of all groups - women, indigenous people, differently abled, youth and the elderly - is essential to reduce the social and economic inequalities and improve access to services in the society, especially in hinterland regions. Although circumstances differ across the 10 regions, the national authorities face the same challenge everywhere: to create an enabling governance environment that is not only aware of, and responsive to, the needs and interests of the most disadvantaged and marginalised – but that also is willing and able to provide sound, effective remedies to the concerns of these groups , examining the application of the principles of equitable access, participation, accountability, and empowerment in governance arenas, and promoting the use of a human rights-based approach to programming on inclusive governance.