USAID's Investments for Democracy and Governance in Nicaragua - Dollars to Results

Results of USAID's Democracy and Governance spending

FY 2011 $9.9 M

FY 2012 $11.7 M

FY 2013 $8.0 M

FY 2014 $6.1 M

FY 2015 $8.0 M

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USAID’s democracy and governance programs provide assistance and training to citizens’ groups and community organizations to improve management and organizational skills, operational efficiency, responsible citizenship, and government accountability. To strengthen democratic institutions in Nicaragua, USAID provides training for young, emerging democratic leaders and technical assistance to bolster civil society engagement and to improve local governance.


  • Advance and protect individual rights and promote societies in which the state and its citizens are accountable to laws;
  • Promote government institutions that are democratic, effective, responsive, sustainable, and accountable to citizens;
  • Ensure that elections are competitive and reflect the will of an informed citizenry; and
  • Strengthen democratic political culture and civil society by supporting the means through which citizens can freely organize, advocate, and communicate.
Member of Women's Network in Public Affairs participate in a workshop.

Member of Women's Network in Public Affairs participate in a workshop.

Global Communities Nicaragua

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