Much critique has been raised about the good governance agenda in development aid. But the critiques are rarely grounded in the experiences of the local people in the development context. From an actor-oriented perspective this research put emphasis on how a good governance project in Uganda, influences local community members, who take active part in the project as local community monitors. The research points to the fact that the conditions, which enable political action of the poor exists in this specific project arena. Furthermore, the project and the political action of the poor thereby creates channels through which the poor can influence local politics. It can thereby be argued, that the political space created for the poor can help enable poverty reduction. The analysis should help shed light on the good governance agenda in development aid, seen from an actors perspective. The analysis can be especially useful to professionals in the fields of Development, Sociology and Political Science. It is directed at both researchers and development specialists, with the hope of bridging the fields of research and development work.