Articles, Newsletters and Reports
AU Practicum students undertake research to explore two key topics for peacebuilding and democracy building: best practices in integrated peacebuilding and democracy building programming and progress of USAID Forward (local capacity building)
Last year, the 20 members of PDCI worked with over 86,000 people to improve governance, resolve conflicts, develop vibrant civil society sectors, empower women, youth, and minorities, and promote sustainable development. In our Annual Report, we share stories of our impact across the globe.
In early 2014, Partners and the GE Foundation presented the results of a 3-year evaluation of Partners’ model of Sustainable Impact Investment.
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”
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.
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.
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.
A summary of the Yemen Local Engagement for Advocacy and Dialogue (LEAD) Program
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.
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.
(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.
March 2010 article from Yemen Times about Partners-Yemen's work to understand and resolve tribal conflict.
(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.
(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.
(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
(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
(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.
(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.
by Raymond Shonholtz, Mediation Quarterly, Spring 1993, Vol. 10, No. 3, pgs. 231-241.