Counterpart designs and manages development activities driven by our mission to strengthen the capacity of local institutions to address community-defined needs by focusing on partnerships with civil society and building strategic alliances with local leaders, organizations, and networks. Our elections-related work supports
civil society in all aspects of the democratic process. From election observation to voter education campaigns, candidate forums, and advocacy for electoral reform, Counterpart focuses on accountable democratic processes with the will of the people — and their inclusive civic engagement — at the center. Our programs help establish the foundation of a vibrant, well-informed, and independent civil society that is able to play its role effectively in planning, monitoring, and expanding voter participation in elections.