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In more than 50 countries over the past 20 years, Partners has witnessed the power of participation to improve governance, solve difficult disputes and initiate social change. We look, sometimes in unlikely places, for strategic openings to deepen democratic participation.  In some cases, this means a new national government committed to anti-corruption, decentralization of power or democratic reform. In other cases, local governments, civil society or international investors may need new participatory tools for managing change at the local level. 

Developing a culture of democratic change management is a long-term process. When we choose a country for a new Center or program, we commit to long-term involvement, supporting the development of local leadership, institutions and expertise.  This commitment is embodied in our expanding global network of locally managed, independent Centers.

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2013 Annual Report from Partners & PDCI

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.

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Amb. Mark Bellamy on the Escalation of Political Violence in Africa

From August 4th-6th, 40 heads of state from across Africa met in Washington DC for the Africa Leaders Summit, in which meetings and events focused on the economic importance of the continent. Here, Partners Board Member Amb. Mark Bellamy discusses the risks of political violence in the region amidst such economic growth.

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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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