Accountable governance is an ongoing process driven by good leadership and decision-making. PartnersGlobal is committed to working across sectors and in collaboration with our government and civil society partners to improve rule of law, boost citizen participation, protect human rights and increase transparency and accountability. Together, we’re working to build strong institutions that are well-managed, corruption-free, and responsive to the needs of the people.
We work on the local, state, and national level with governments, justice system officials, lawyers and civil society to improve citizens’ access to justice. Together with our partners, we advance critical legal reforms, strengthen judicial institutions, and ensure the most marginalized in society know their rights and have access to quality legal services.
We believe specific and contextualized methodologies are needed to ensure the fair and equal participation of all stakeholders in diverse settings in order for citizens to have a voice in decision-making. We focus on applying tailored methods and tools to mobilize citizens, taking into account differences in power, access and culture among different populations.
We work with governments and civil society to strengthen human rights protections. Together, we promote democratic space, strengthen human rights advocacy and monitoring, and prevent discrimination and exclusion of vulnerable groups while improving their access to services.
When governments fall short, we offer a distinctive solution to tackling corruption. Through our Facilitating Accountability, Integrity, and Resilience methodology (FAIR), we actively engage those typically perceived as part of the problem as partners in creating long-term solutions hand-in-hand with civil society.
Current & Past Programs
AVANCES: Building Constituencies for Democracy (2014-2016): AVANCES was a multi-year regional initiative that helped create the necessary conditions for civil society in Latin America to organize and respond to the restriction of human rights and closing political space by governments.
Islands of Integrity (2017-2018): Corruption constitutes one of the largest drains on democracy and prosperity in Central America today, with a series of high-profile scandals demonstrating how corruption hinders economic growth and government effectiveness.
Partners for Access to Justice in Guinea (2017-2019): PartnersGlobal and our Conakry-based partners, CECIDE and COGINTA, implemented the Partners for Access to Justice project to support the justice reform process led by the Ministry of Justice of Guinea.
Engaging Civil Society for Peace in the Casamance (2018-2020): The aim of this USAID-funded peacebuilding program in the Casamance region of Senegal was to strengthen the resilience of civil society—particularly women—in using nonviolent means to resolve conflict in the region.
Enhancing Citizen Participation in Building Social Cohesion in Yemen (2018-2020): PartnersGlobal is working to reduce conflict and promote social cohesion by enhancing the capacity of local religious leaders, educators, and civil society in Yemen.
Enhancing the Role of Citizens and Religious Leaders in Yemen’s Political Transition (2017-2020): To complement the existing national transition in Yemen, Partners is facilitating a bottom-up dialogue process to give ordinary Yemenis a voice in creating solutions to the ongoing crisis.
Greater Access to Defense and Justice Nigeria (2016-2020): Nigeria’s justice system faces problems with fair and legal representation. These challenges are aggravated by limited resources as well as poor sanitation and overcrowding in correctional centers.
Reforming Pre-Trial Detention in Nigeria (2018-2022): The situation of pre-trial detainees in Nigeria is often dire with the most marginalized rarely able to pay for the “three B’s”—bribe, bail, and the barrister. As a result, people are left languishing in prison for extended periods.
Sahel Road Safety Initiative (2018-2021): By focusing on traffic corruption and mismanagement of road safety, two key drivers of citizen distrust of government, Roadmaps to Security in Senegal and Burkina Faso, supports the ability of law enforcement in Senegal and Burkina Faso to improve public perceptions of law enforcement integrity and effectiveness.
Work Empowerment for Women in Iraq (2019-2022): During the last decade, the social and economic status of Iraqi women has dramatically declined, forcing them into roles that are hidden from the civic and public sphere.
Yemen Rapid Response Support (2018-2020): PartnersGlobal and Partners Yemen are working to build the capacity of civil society organizations and local authorities to collaboratively lead future stabilization efforts.
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