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Evaluation: Sustainable Investment in Local Capacity for Democracy and Peace

Evaluation: Sustainable Investment in Local Capacity for Democracy and Peace

On January 28, Partners and the GE Foundation presented the results of a 3-year evaluation of Partners’ model of Sustainable Impact Investment.

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Peru Report on Security & Human Rights

September 2013 (in Spanish, PDF): “Diagnostico Nacional sobre la Situación de la Seguridad y el Respeto de los Derechos Humanos: referencia particular al sector extractivo en el Perú”

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New How-To Guide: Theories of Change

New How-To Guide: Theories of Change

A new practitioner's guide to theories of change and how to develop and use them to improve the results of conflict, security, and justice programs.

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Partners Annual Report 2012

Partners Annual Report 2012

What difference did Partners make in 2012? Read this report for an overview of our work, and highlights from Belize, Albania and regional programs in West Africa and the Middle East.

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New case study on addressing corruption in Romania

New case study on addressing corruption in Romania

Partners Foundation for Local Development (FPDL) in Romania led a systemic process to address the roots of corruption in local government. This case study details the process they used and the results of their intervention.

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PDC Yemen Local Engagement for Advocacy and Dialogue (LEAD) Program

A summary of the Yemen Local Engagement for Advocacy and Dialogue (LEAD) Program

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Partners for Democratic Change Participates in USAID/Forward’s Local Capacity Development Summit on June 18, 2012

President Julia Roig presented a paper written by Partners at the USAID/Forward's Local Capacity Development Summit to illustrate our unique approach to local capacity building, Sustainable Impact Investing.

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PDC Audit 2011

Partners for Democratic Change's 2011 financial audit, including financial statements and independent public accountants' reports.

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PDC Annual Report 2011

PDC Annual Report 2011

A brief overview of our work in 2011 including case studies from four of the newest members of Partners for Democratic Change International - Colombia, Senegal, Serbia, and Yemen.

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Partners-Albania 2010 Annual Report

(June 2011) The results of Partners-Albania's activities and initiatives during 2010. Partners Albania has continued to contribute toward building a sustainable democracy in Albania. Its efforts to build a more responsive and proactive civil society and a more equal society providing equal chances for all its citizens have resulted in significant changes in all its working areas.

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Peru: Confrontation or Cooperation for Sustainable Development

(2005) In over 200 interviews with government officials, local and international NGOs, embassies, and corporations, Partners analyzed the dynamics of conflict in areas where extractive industries are located and designed a strategy to embed change and conflict management in Peruvian society.

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Developing Yemen, One Governorate at a Time

March 2010 article from Yemen Times about Partners-Yemen's work to understand and resolve tribal conflict.

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Raising the Bar: The New Challenges of Indonesia's Democratic Development

(February 2007) Synthesizing nearly 90 interviews with local and international NGOs, academic institutions, media, government, international donors and private firms, Partners analyzes the new expectations and challenges created by Indonesia’s democratic transition.

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Roma Integration Program: Success Stories

(2006) 15 case studies of the results of Partners' 2003-2006 Roma Integration Program, in cooperation Partners-Czech, Partners-Hungary and Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia. Each narrative is a study of a specific program component, which taken as a whole represent the best practices of this large and diverse project.

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USAID Family Justice Project: The Role of NGOs in Egypt

(June 2009) A mid-project evaluation report analyzing the work of the NGO sector in supporting family justice in Egypt and the lessons learned from the FJP grants program. Partners President Julia Roig was part of the Assessment Team

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Impact Investing for Sustainable Development

(June 2009) A New Framework for U.S. Foreign Development Assistance. by Raymond Shonholtz, President, Partners for Democratic Change, and Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

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The Institution as Innovator

(2006) A case study of the development of Partners-Slovakia as it relates to Partners method of institution-building as a sustainable long-term strategy for peacebuilding. By Beth Glick and Laina Reynolds Levy, PhD, published in 2009 as part of, "Building Peace: Practical Reflections from the Field," edited by Craig Zelizer and Robert A. Rubinstein.

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Anti-Corruption and Transparency Coalitions: Lessons from Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador and Bolivia

(2005) By Gerardo Berthin, Deputy Director, and Joseph Balcer, Senior Advisor, the USAID Americas’ Accountability/Anti-Corruption (AAA) Project; Colleen Zaner and Megan Ryan of Partners for Democratic Change (PDC), and Julián Portilla from Fundación Cambio Democrático.

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The Role of Minorities in Establishing Mediating Norms and Institutions in the New Democracies

by Raymond Shonholtz, Mediation Quarterly, Spring 1993, Vol. 10, No. 3, pgs. 231-241.

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Youth as Peacemakers in Tribal Yemen

Supporting young men and women in Yemen to realize their potential as conflict mediators, advocates, and community leaders.

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One Year in the Voluntary Principles: A Practical Report

After one year as a member of the NGO pillar of the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights, PDCI shares a report on how we have been helping translate high-level dialogue between extractive businesses, governments, and civil society into concrete improvements for local communities.

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In Memoriam- Amb. Samuel Lewis

Partners would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ambassador Samuel W. Lewis. Sam served on our board for 14 years and was a big part of our growth and success. He was always a voice for caution and realism and made us think about our work and programs critically. He will be missed greatly.

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