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Request for Quotations to Retain Legal Counsel in El Salvador

Due date for quotations updated as of April 10, 2017. Please see new date and updated RFQ below.
RFQ ISSUANCE DATE: March 27, 2017
QUOTATIONS DUE BY: April 21, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Counterpart International is soliciting quotations from qualified individuals, organizations, and/or firms for retaining local legal counsel in El Salvador as described in this […]

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Parceria Cívica para Boa Governação in Mozambique


Beneficiaries include civil society organizations across a range of sectors and citizens — especially people with disabilities, women and girls, and youth.


PCBG will partner with civil society organizations to advocate for more transparent and accountable governance across target sectors.


PCBG engages local partners across provinces throughout Mozambique.


Building networks and training civil society organizations in improved advocacy […]

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International School Meals Day 2017

Before Counterpart International came to work in his community, Mouhamed only ate once a day, leaving him little energy to focus on school.
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Power Through Literacy: One Woman’s Journey to Transform Her Community in Morocco

I remember Khadija sitting across from me, waiting her turn to speak as the other members of Association Massarat share stories of their work. When she started, Khadija spoke softly, but her voice got stronger as she told me about her work for more than 10 years to improve the literacy rates in her community using […]

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Support for Professional and Institutional Capacity Enhancement in Sri Lanka


We work on behalf of all citizens, especially women, people with disabilities, youth, and other marginalized groups.


Encourage more inclusive civic participation to promote equality and protection of citizens’ rights.


Countrywide throughout Sri Lanka.


Strengthening civil society organizations in Sri Lanka by building their capacity to achieve their missions.

From 1983 to 2009, Sri Lanka was immersed in a […]

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Education Before Marriage – Supporting Women’s Rights in Niger

Lucie Amadou has been at Counterpart for almost a year supporting our Participatory Responsive Governance (PRG) program in Niger, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Lucie was born in Niamey, Niger and lived there until she was 13 years old, when she moved to the United States. After getting the chance to […]

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Participatory Responsive Governance in Niger


We work with vulnerable populations in Niger, especially women and children.


We improve communication between government and citizen groups to better support the needs of citizens.


We engage local partners throughout Niamey commune and in the regions of Agadez, Zinder, and Diffa.


Fostering dialogue between citizens, government, and community leaders to identify priority issues, address those issues with […]

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Citizen Voices Matter

This week, masses of Romanian citizens took to the streets to protest the roll-back of laws punishing corrupt politicians. As a result, the Government cancelled the planned changes. Last week, I was in Guatemala City, meeting with both government and civil society representatives working on the Open Government Partnership (known as “OGP”), an effort which […]

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“Street Citizens” Partner with Local Government to Build a Better Fez

After turning down a maze of nondescript beige-colored alleys, the colorful murals on Citoyens des Rues’ walls shone like a beacon. Children played ball outside, and Ali Lagsab, President of the Citoyens des Rues Association, rushed out with a smile to greet us.

Ali grew up in the district of Jnan El Ward, an impoverished neighborhood […]