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The Demand for Good Governance Project


The Demand for Good Governance (DFGG) project, funded by the World Bank, is a landmark, four-year good governance project that began in June 2009. The project aims to foster citizen demand for good governance approaches by supporting social accountability and other innovative governance approaches. The non-state actor component (NSAC), a key pillar of DFGG aims to increase the extent and ability of citizens, civil society organizations, and other non-state actors to hold the state accountable and make it responsive to their needs. In turn, DFGG enhances the capacity of the state to become transparent, accountable, and participatory. The project emerges directly from the reform agenda of the RCG that places good governance at the heart of its reform strategies (such as in the Rectangular Strategy 2004-8, the Governance Action Plan, and the Policies Supporting Subnational Government).

Coordinated by the Ministry of Interior (MOI), DFGG is structured to support both state institutions (SIs) and non-state actors (NSAs) in order to develop support for governance reform. The Ministry of Interior plays a lead role in coordination, information-sharing, and partnership promotion across the components of DFGG.

The first pillar of DFGG supports the following state institutions:

DFGG works on the following reform areas:

  • improving the effectiveness of public service delivery at the local level;
  • strengthening the management of natural resources;
  • strengthening the governance of the private sector;
  • improving the governance of public finances; and
  • strengthening media to support good governance.

Non-State Actor Component (NSAC)

Implemented by The Asia Foundation (the Foundation), NSAC aims to: 

  • Strengthen the ability of civil society and other non-state actors (NSAs) to hold the state accountable by developing approaches that will enhance the ability of NSAs to promote access to information, respond to or monitor government action, and mediate engagement between the state and citizens.
  • Support partnerships between state and non-state institutions at the national, provincial, and local levels.
  • Develop formal and informal networks between national and grassroots organizations.
  • Contribute to organizational strengthening of partner resources through workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and by developing resource material appropriate to Cambodia.

Project Details

NSAC Funding Source:

International Development Assistance (Grant # H441KH)

NSAC Funding Amount:


Project Effectiveness Date:

June 24, 2009

Project Closing date:

March 31, 2013

The Implementing Agency for NSAC:

The Asia Foundation
P.O. Box 536
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Telephone: 855-(0)23 210-431
FAX: 855-(0)23-217-553
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Project Director

Mr. Silas Everett
The Asia Foundation
P.O. Box 536
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Program Manager

Mr. Gavin Murphy
The Asia Foundation
P.O. Box 536
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

World Bank Task Team Leader

Janelle Plummer
The World Bank
#113 Norodom Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Telephone: 855-(0)23 217 304
FAX: 855-(0)23 210 504

Geographic Distribution of DFGG Grantee Projects

Geographic Distribution of DFGG Grantee Projects

Recent Updates

Publication of Seven DFGG Learning Notes ...

The NSAC Secretariat has published seven learning notes prepared by the separate implementing agencies (IA) of the DFGG project in conjunction with the World Bank.  These lessons provide a range of insight and lessons from each IA learned during p ...

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Fourth Issue of the NSAC Newsletter Published ...

The NSAC Secretariat has published the fourth issue of the project’s newsletter.  Available in English and Khmer, the newsletter provides a recap on the Mid-Term Review of NSAC; a thanks from Program Manager, Andreas Dolk, to all grantee organization ...

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The project is supported by the World Bank