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Our Work in Democracy and Governance .

Fact Sheet | December 30, 2019

From our decades of experience working in nearly 150 countries, we know that effective governance and accountable institutions are critical to alleviating poverty, promoting resilience, and achieving sustainable results in all sectors.

We partner with governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), independent media, and local communities to strengthen democratic governance systems. Our programs encourage transparency and accountability of leaders and institutions, and protect and promote universal human rights. For example, our work takes us to Sri Lanka, where we are improving the performance of core justice institutions and actors. In Jordan, we support municipal governance effectiveness and the decentralization process. And we are in Colombia, supporting the Colombian government, civil society, and vulnerable populations to prevent and respond to human rights violations. Learn more about our work in democracy and governance in this fact sheet.