May 2018

Second Counterpart Convening Yields New Insights on Countering Violent Extremism

May 15, 2018 On a bright Tuesday morning in downtown Washington, policymakers, analysts, and practitioners gathered for a Counterpart Convening, the second event in a …

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May 2018

I4C Podcast Sets the Stage for Global Civic Discussion

“When you talk about public audiences, it’s about reaching people on their own terms. You come to them.” In the past, the public sphere – …

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American Foreign Service Association

Supporting Civil Society in the Face of Closing Space

Development professionals focus on the need to bolster and expand civil society’s “open space” in countries around the world.

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April 2018

Creating Change through Song in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Berth Kaniki, director of Counterpart’s Congo Demokrasia local civil society partner Actions pour le Développement Intégral Durable (ADID), recently welcomed USAID representatives to visit her …

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February 2018

Who Governs the Internet?

By: Dominic Bellone, Senior Program Officer Who governs the internet? What government sets the rules for a platform with no traditional state borders or formal …

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January 2018

A Say in Their Schools: Inclusive Education Reform in Niger

By Lucie Amadou and Stephanie Benedict Imagine dropping your children off at school, only to find no teacher in their classroom. For too many Nigerien …

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December 2017

United Against Corruption for Development, Peace & Security: Latin American OGP

According to the United Nations Development Program, every year around the world, $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen …

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Innovation for Change

Challenge Innovation for Change (I4C) was established as a response to widespread and worsening trends affecting civil society, including increasing restrictions on civic space and …

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This is what democracy looks like: Congo Demokrasia launches voter registration caravans across DRC

Dispatch from Counterpart’s Congo Demokrasia program in Kasai Central, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) By Steven Sharp, Chief of Party for Counterpart International in …

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Reflections on my visit to Malawi

By Joan Parker, President and CEO I recently returned from Malawi in southern Africa, where I met with the local leaders of our 27 Supporting …

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