Governance

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

Legislative Strengthening

Responsive and effective elected bodies are the foundation of good governance. Our legislative strengthening practice builds the capacity of lawmakers at the national and subnational level to formulate effective legislation responsive to the needs of citizens. By supporting the research, constituent outreach, and oversight functions of legislatures, we are laying the groundwork for effective rule of law in the many countries where we work. Our work with legislatures also seeks to find forums for civil society inclusion in the legislative process, both to provide inputs into policy deliberations and to hold elected representatives accountable.

Our Experts


Peter Dimitroff holds more than 20 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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Peter Ross has been a permanent member of staff for 25 years. A member of the project management team, he is responsible for planning and managing our current long-term DFID-funded programmes in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia.

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Our Projects


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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Pakistan—Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan (CDIP)

The Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan programme is working to increase the capacity, accountability, and responsiveness of Pakistan’s political institutions, with a particular focus on engaging women, youth, people with disabilities, and ethnic and religious minorities.

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