October 2022

Rights and Dignity Project Strengthens Civil Society in El Salvador

Throughout months of unrest amid El Salvador’s ongoing state of emergency, Counterpart and our partners remain steadfast in its mission to protect the rights of …

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August 2022

Using research to inform advocacy plans in Timor-Leste

The eight partners of the USAID/Timor-Leste NGO Advocacy for Good Governance Activity presented their research findings as part of an initiative to support the role …

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United States Institute of Peace Announces Finalists for 2021 Women Building Peace Award on the International Day of Peace

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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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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Adapting and Sustaining Local Organizations During COVID-19

COVID-19 has triggered global public health and economic emergencies. The effect of this crisis in developing nations is disproportionate and is worsened by weak health …

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Tinamit Tolimán Integral: Creating Local Supply Chains of Specialty Coffee in Guatemala

Tinamit Tolimán Integral is one of many agricultural cooperatives participating in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food for Progress (FFP) 2016 program, implemented …

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The Capacity Dividend: The Importance and Value of Capacity Development

When done effectively, investments in local capacity development at the individual, organizational, and institutional levels lead to outsized returns in advancing democracy, prosperity, and stability. …

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