Building the capacity of local organizations is at the core of what we do. Counterpart’s capacity building approach is state of the art and customizable to any sector, with tested and proven methodologies that improve organizational effectiveness.

For example, 56% of 123 organizations surveyed reported that after working with Counterpart they experienced increases in annual revenue,  funding sources, services offered to beneficiaries, beneficiaries served.

Our cascading model — in which organizations are trained in our methodology and then train others in their own networks — has helped spread the skills and knowledge that generate lasting impact. Our proudest moments are when our partners become capacity builders in their own communities.


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2021 — 2026


Challenge Since returning to democratic rule in 2011, the Government of Niger has taken important steps to curb corruption, increase transparency, and push for decentralization. …

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2019 — 2022

Integrated Marine Ecosystem Management in Northern Hispaniola

CHALLENGE Northern Hispaniola is one of the top regions in the world impacted by climate change. To combat this challenge, more must be done to …

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2020 — 2025


CHALLENGE Since achieving independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made great strides towards consolidating its democracy but continues to face challenges to deepening democratic governance and …

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2018 — 2021

Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Project in Senegal

CHALLENGE In Senegal, the agricultural sector employs approximately 70% of the working population, yet in 2017 its contribution to total GDP was just over 16%. …

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2018 — 2022

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Project in Senegal

CHALLENGE A large portion of Senegalese citizens rely on agriculture and pastoralism for their livelihood. Unfortunately, a persistent drought in 2017 severely impacted crop and …

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2018 — 2023

Promoting Advocacy and Rights in Bangladesh

Challenge Considered a rising star in South Asia, Bangladesh has demonstrated considerable economic progress over the last two decades. At the same time, social upheaval, …

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Together with our local partners, we are improving health and nutrition, expanding access to education, strengthening climate resiliency, enhancing people’s livelihoods, and ensuring communities are governed more inclusively. In each project, we track our goals, monitor the progress, and evaluate impact.



Citizens around the world who are working to improve their lives.



Working alongside local partners to address challenges and opportunities.



In more than 20 countries around the world.

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By developing leaders, strengthening organizations and building networks.

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