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Women's Empowerment

Giving Back to Her Community: Fostering Financial Freedom for Women in Guyana

Shamela John had dreams of starting her own business, but faced many obstacles in the country’s male-dominated society. She participated in our Global Women In Management program, which gave her the tools to build her own financial management firm.

Advocating for Improved Children’s Rights in Timor-Leste

This partner profile highlights how our USAID/Timor-Leste NGO Advocacy for Good Governance Activity is boosting the advocacy skills of our partners, who in turn use their skills to support others.
Human Rights

Global Activists Call for Human Rights Action

Around the world democracy and fundamental freedoms are under threat, undermining essential human rights. By bringing together activists and key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, Counterpart acts as a catalyst for change by fostering global partnerships and collaboration.

Counterpart 2023:
Year in Pictures

This year Counterpart and our local partners around the world continued to work hard at carrying out our mission to build inclusive, sustainable communities in which people thrive.
16 Days of Activism

How Counterpart Combats Gender-Based Violence

We share stories of the important work that our team and our partners are doing around the world to support the rights and safety of women and girls for 16 Days of Activism.
Focus Areas

Standing alongside our partners for positive, lasting change

For more than 55 years and in more than 65 countries around the world, Counterpart has partnered with leaders, organizations, and networks to build inclusive, sustainable communities in which people thrive.

Our Stories

Bringing together experts and activists

We’re touching lives in communities around the world. Read our stories to find out how.

Counterpart Wins USAID Climate Adaptation Activity

Counterpart Wins USAID Climate Adaptation Activity

Reliable access to safe water saves lives, improves livelihoods, and makes communities more resilient. While the Dominican Republic’s economic dependence on agriculture and tourism require effective natural resource management for...
Multistakeholder Dialogue Leads to Improved Tax Collection in Niger

Multistakeholder Dialogue Leads to Improved Tax Collection in Niger

Governments rely on tax revenue to operate and provide basic services to citizens, but in Niger, local authorities face enormous challenges with collecting and transparently managing municipal taxes. Some citizens...
Our Impact

Alongside our partners we achieve outstanding results


farmers improved their technical skills through our Food for Progress training in Guatemala


textbooks in French and Arabic written and distributed in Mauritania


children fed through our USDA programs in Africa each school day


governance councils established in Dominican Republic and Haiti to preserve biodiversity

Partnering with Counterpart

Standing alongside our counterparts for lasting change

We partner with leaders, organizations, and networks striving for more open government, resilient food systems, natural resource protection, and improved livelihoods.

“Counterpart... has provided us a greenhouse for tomato production, and now the quality and the quantity of tomatoes have improved and enabled us to sell our produce at a much better price.”
Marcos Ordóñez Andrés
CADER Promoter, Guatemala
“I would never have thought that hyenas and dogs would find themselves [feasting] on the same corpse without experiencing any arguments... But here we are today in discussion with those we feared without complacency and without fear of reprisal.”
Youth representative
“We appreciate Counterpart because you are working in silence with impactful results.”
Mohamed Melainine Ould Eyih
Former Minister of Education, Mauritania
“We have never seen this multistakeholders’ unity/coordination mechanism ever, which was possible by Shushilan consortium under this project. We thank you… for your support to make us coordinated to respond to citizen needs.”
Sheikh Mohammad Ali
Councilor, Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh