Democracy and Governance

We promote resilient, democratic societies by developing knowledge resources and analytical tools to support democracy, human rights, and governance programming through rigorous assessments, analyses, research and special studies, strategic planning, program design, and transitional environment support. We analyze trends in democratic norms and values, support citizen security, and assess countries’ exposure to foreign influence and related vulnerability of their democratic institutions and principles. To promote civic participation of youth, women, and underrepresented groups, we develop tools that facilitate their inclusion in democratic processes, anti-corruption initiatives, and conflict resolution efforts.