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whatwedo picPartners supports and empowers local leaders with the tools to bring people together across traditional divides, working at the interface between business, civil society and government to craft sustainable solutions to today’s complex problems. 

Together, Partners and the Partners Centers have provided negotiation, cooperative advocacy, consensus-building and other skills to thousands of business, civil society and government leaders in more than 50 countries. Partners’ technical expertise includes the following services and programs:

Civil Society Leadership
& Development
Accountable Governance Services

  • Participatory Policy-making & Implementation
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Rule of Law & Mediation
  • Country, Risk & Stakeholder Assessments
  • Training
  • Facilitation & Process Design
  • Public Information & Engagement
  • IQCs
Inclusive Societies Economic & Environmental

  • Ethnic Integration & Reconciliation
  • Women's Leadership
  • Children & Youth
  • Community Engagement with Extractive Industries
  • Land Use & Natural Resource Management
  • Biodiversity & Economic Development


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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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