Our Story

Our History

ERG was launched in December 2020, continuing a long tradition of electoral support by Guyanese civil society groups that include EAB, GHRA, TIGI, GBA, unions and religious groups.

ERG contends that this approach to reform can lead to successes in the other thorny governance political and governance issues.

Our Reform Agenda

As a civil society advocacy group, the ERG has no specific electoral reform agenda, apart from supporting political stability and constructive governance.

Our Theory

Through dialogue and stakeholder engagement that is based on citizen inputs, ERG will facilitate national ownership for reforms as a means of assuring their implementation. In this facilitation, ERG will demonstrate that an improved political system is possible by modelling such elements as respect, openness, flexibility, inclusivity, and transparency

Why ERG?

Guyana’s entire post-Independence history has been characterized by crisis after crisis of political polarization and intransigency that have held back the country’s development.

The lack of a comprehensive social and political dialogue process has led to an accumulation of historical hurts and the habit of political non-cooperation.

Levels of trust in public institutions (e.g. police, parliament, national government, judiciary etc.) are relatively low, pointing to a need for major institutional strengthening and reform.

ERG believes that electoral reform will catalyze the broad range of reforms Guyana needs.