Founded in 2000, the Democracy Council (DC) advocates for freedom, human rights, equal opportunity, and public participation across the globe. Our work is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the belief that a vibrant civil society and accountable public administration remain fundamental tenets of democratic societies.
We maintain a proven track record of working with both local and national government offices and civil society organizations to build the capacity of those pushing to promote these values. Through civic engagement and education, public testimony, and partnerships with civil society organizations, we work to ensure that respect for rights and the promotion of public participation in an accountable and productive manner are priorities of transitioning states.
WHAT WE DO
The Democracy Council (DC) is made up of top-notch specialists who draw upon a broad range of skill sets and global experience in supporting civil society organizations and promoting reform and accountable public administration in regions of change or conflict around the world. Our approach is based on working with local stakeholders to identify problematic systems and put forth actionable, practical solutions.
We provide strategic research, analysis, and consulting on a wide range of issues to further the rule of law, human rights, equality for all, transparent and accountable governance structures, effective revenue management, institutional development, and civil society capacity building. Support for our work comes from grants from government agencies and private foundations, as well as individual contributions.