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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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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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