Governance

Strengthening and improving government performance by providing technical advice, strategic guidance, and support to public institutions, elected bodies, and citizens.

Institutional and Policy Reform

Institutions and the legal and regulatory environment within which they operate are at the very core of development. We work with all levels of government, civil society, the private sector, and citizens to support effective and transparent institutions and to develop and implement pro-development policies and regulations.

Our Experts


While in graduate school for international development, Carmen Conley was surprised to learn there was an emerging field of international democracy assistance, where she could apply her practical U.S. political experience in campaigns to her development studies.

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Peter Dimitroff holds more than 25 years of international development and project management experience, primarily in the Middle East and Afghanistan and focusing on anti-corruption, budget transparency, legislative strengthening, and women’s empowerment.

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Christina brings 10 years of experience in sustainable development, anti-corruption work, public sector governance, and political economy analysis across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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Enrique Giraldo has more than 20 years of experience in tax policy and administration, demonstrated management credentials in leading U.S. Agency for International Development projects, and established credibility with Salvadoran counterparts.

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Jeremy Keeton specializes in biodiversity conservation and climate change, with an emphasis on environmental governance, climate change adaptation, and anti-wildlife trafficking.

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Alexander Kitain is a Harvard-trained public administration professional with a unique combination of skills in tax policy, tax and customs administration, tax and financial accounting, trade, economics, and public finance.

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Our Projects


Guatemala—Nexos Locales

Nexos Locales works with municipalities in Guatemala’s Western Highlands to foster more responsive, inclusive, and effective socio-economic development while reducing local vulnerabilities such as food insecurity and natural disasters. To achieve this goal, the project works at the intersection—or nexos—of good governance.

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Honduras—Unidos por la Justicia (United for Justice)

The Unidos por la Justicia (United for Justice) program works with local partners to improve citizen engagement with the security and justice sectors; enhance the efficiency of the judicial system; and increase the effectiveness of community police.

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Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine—Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF)

Funded by the U.K. Department for International Development and working in Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine, Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) stimulates increased women’s economic empowerment and agency through a market systems approach.

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Liberia—Local Empowerment for Government Inclusion and Transparency (LEGIT)

The Local Empowerment for Government Inclusion and Transparency (LEGIT) program is helping solidify decentralization reforms by facilitating the transfer of authority from the national government to counties and cities, enhancing citizen participation in governance, and building capacity for government officials.

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Liberia—Revenue Generation for Governance and Growth (RG3)

Enhancing the government of Liberia’s ability to collect taxes from its citizens, known as domestic revenue mobilization (DRM), is a critical part of helping the country meet the long-term development goals laid out in its ambitious Agenda for Transformation.

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Mozambique—Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development (SPEED, SPEED+)

The Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development+ program is helping to create a favorable business environment in Mozambique to attract investment and expand markets, with the goal of contributing to inclusive economic growth and the conservation of natural resources.

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Nigeria—Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government (ARC)

The programme helps local governments in Nigeria develop and implement policy by assisting them in tracking and accounting for how policies, plans, and budgets are used in delivering public goods and services to promote growth and reduce poverty.

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Sri Lanka—Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability Project (SDGAP)

The Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability Project works to strengthen public accountability systems; improve planning, communication, policy reform, and implementation; and increase the participation of women and under-represented groups in Sri Lanka.

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Ukraine—Financial Sector Transformation (FST)

The Financial Sector Transformation (FST) Activity supports efforts to reform Ukraine’s non-bank financial institutions.

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Kenya—Deepening Democracy Programme (DDP)

The Kenya Deepening Democracy Programme addressed recurring political instability and non-inclusive institutions in Kenya by improving electoral processes and government accountability.

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The Gambia—State Building Contract 1 Complementary Support (SBC1 CS)

Through the State Building Contract 1 Complementary Support programme, DAI is promoting inclusive growth and improved governance in The Gambia.

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Morocco—TASHAROC

TASHAROC works to support inclusive development and reduce political and economic disenfranchisement in the Northern Moroccan region.

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Ukraine—Implementation of EU Practices for Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Audit

This EuropeAid project aims to enhance transparency and business climate, thus facilitating domestic and foreign direct investment in the private sector, as well as to closer integrate Ukraine into the European and global economies.

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