Where We Work


Helping people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community.

Our Focus

Counterpart International equips individuals, organizations and communities – our counterparts – to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.

This year alone, we are working with 150,000 leaders – including women and youth – and 3,500 local organizations in 25 countries around the world. Our collaborative efforts are improving health and nutrition, expanding access to education, strengthening natural resource management, enhancing economic well-being and ensuring communities are governed more inclusively.

Our History

For 50 years, Counterpart has been an innovator, changing the way people look at and solve global development problems. Our customized approaches and implementation expertise have served as guideposts for how best to help people achieve broad and lasting improvements in their lives.

Our Values

We incorporate our values of integrity, respect, commitment, teamwork, adaptability and accountability into all levels of our work. Learn more about our values and how they guide our work.

Our Team

Our success can always be attributed to the talent and commitment of our diverse team. Our board and more than 500 staff bring a variety of capabilities to the important work we do.

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