Weak governance is one of the biggest roadblocks to effective, lasting development. It compounds every other issue we’re working to address, like climate change, poverty, lack of education, food security and healthcare.
In the places we work, institutions often lack the incentives and ability to provide communities with the resources, services and tools they need to live the prosperous lives they deserve. Meanwhile, citizens lack access to basic information about their rights and responsibilities, leading to distrust of decision-making processes, corruption and conflict.
That’s why we work with governments and informal governance institutions on all levels to better serve their constituents and foster growth in their communities. Good governance is critical to successful development outcomes.
Good governance means investing in community leaders, ensuring that they serve their constituents well. It means harnessing the collective abilities of these communities and increasing citizen participation in the decisions that affect their lives. Finally, it means protecting and expanding spaces for dialogue and trust-building opportunities across divides.
Partnering with governments and informal governance institutions is integral to building a better tomorrow. When we work together, we empower and sustain development efforts to improve the lives of community members.
The most vulnerable people in the world are also the most reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods
Girls’ and women’s access to education, healthcare and employment lags behind that of boys and men.
Young people hold tremendous potential for the future, yet also face unique challenges: finding enough work, mitigating the increasing impacts of climate change, gaining access to a quality education, and more.
In every community where we work, we connect people to the resources and opportunities they need to build strong, stable livelihoods that can withstand future challenges.
We contribute rigorously-produced reports on what programs and policies are the most effective in addressing the major development challenges of our time.
Our team are proud of what we achieve in the field and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment.