Project profile — Political and Electoral Observation in Guyana


The Carter Center (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011123)
2019-10-22 - 2021-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Guyana (100.00%)


• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (50.00%)
Elections (15151) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to carry out long-term elections observation and inclusive constitutional reform activities in order to mitigate ethnic divide in politics, foster credible elections, and to reinstill confidence in Guyana’s democratic institutions. This project works to achieve this through the deployment of long-term observers, key stakeholder meetings, constitutional reform workshops and public reporting. Key stakeholders participating in this project include political party leaders, government officials, election management officials, the security sector, judicial sector, and religious and civil society leaders, including women.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) positive changes in electoral and political policy and/ or practice that reflect international standards for democratic governance and elections; (2) electoral preparations reflect increased transparency, credibility, and inclusivity of women, the Amerindian community, Afro-Guyanese, and Indo-Guyanese and (3) increased public discourse on election and political reform issues among key stakeholders including political parties, civil society organizations, government officials, and others.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
07-02-2022 Disbursement $43,083
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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