More informed and empowered citizens are better able to participate in society and the economy. They have the knowledge and the capacity to engage more effectively with government, institutions and leaders to promote transparency and accountability. This engagement and participation can be used to ensure that poor and vulnerable people’s interests are specifically included in decisions on resource allocation, reduce tolerance for corruption, and promote the realization of rights, particularly for those who are poor, vulnerable and marginalized. However, as research has shown, there is limited impact from focusing on the demand side of governance alone – what is required is more and better engagement between the supply side (leadership) and the demand side (citizens, civil society, etc.). Real gains in governance contributing to both strengthened resilience and accountability can be achieved through focused support to civil society, government institutions, and through supporting improved governance across all of the areas of intervention.” Embassy of Ireland in Uganda- CSP