October 2017

#SASZambia: Zambian Government and Citizens Come Together for Social Accountability Commitment

By Stephanie Benedict “Through communication between communities and government, the impact is simple yet profound.” — Christopher Krafft, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Zambia …

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October 2017

Supporting Champions of Change

By Ann Hudock, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Growth In a small village just outside Freetown, Sierra Leone, Isatu corralled villagers under the thatch-roofed …

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September 2017

Advancing Transparency & Accountability On Guatemala’s Independence Day

Over the last two years, the Guatemalan government and civil society have worked together to address corruption, increase transparency and strengthen government accountability in the …

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September 2017

Civil Society and Government Collaborate for Successful Development

Citizen participation can take many forms – from volunteering and voting, to contacting public officials and advocating for change at the local level. As Counterpart …

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August 2017

Accountability Beyond Borders: The Connectas Hub and Innovation for Change

In today’s world, events and challenges in the pueblos (towns) of Mexico can be felt as far away as Buenos Aires, Argentina and Washington, DC. …

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August 2017

Building a Peaceful Future Depends on Youth Leaders

The youth of today face a tremendous array of challenges, from global health crises like HIV/Aids and famine, to rising crime due to gangs, government …

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July 2017

Azerbaijan’s Economic Future Includes Women Entrepreneurs

On the bustling streets of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, young Azeri women are taking charge of their futures. Filled with brilliant ideas and a …

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July 2017

Partnership between the Government and Civil Society Strengthens the Future of Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is a nation in transition. Having gained independence only 15 years ago, Timor-Leste’s democracy has taken hold despite political instability, a weak economy and …

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June 2017

Changing the World & Challenging the Status Quo: The LAC Hub

Yesterday, 100,000 people across five cities in Chile recycled from the comfort of their couch. They arranged everything from the time of the pickup to …

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June 2017

The Future of Latin America: Can the Sharing Economy Spark Inclusion?

Young entrepreneurs and civil society activists crowded into a small conference room in Recoleta, Buenos Aires, in early June. With them they brought the hope …

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