Who we are

UNDP has been present in Afghanistan for over 50 years and continued to operate from Islamabad during the Taliban régime. UNDP supports the people of Afghanistan as they face new challenges and move their country from recovery to development towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2020.

UNDP works with the Government to develop local capacity and provide Afghan solutions for Afghanistan. UNDP Afghanistan programmes partner with Afghan institutions to focus on crisis prevention and recovery; democratic governance, and poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods, in line with the goals laid down by the Government in the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS).

Who we are

The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades.

Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

Who we are

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,600 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.

Since its founding in 1983, the Endowment has remained on the leading edge of democratic struggles everywhere, while evolving into a multifaceted institution that is a hub of activity, resources and intellectual exchange for activists, practitioners, and scholars of democracy the world over.

Who we are

IRI is the premier international democracy-development organization. Our nonpartisan, nongovernmental Institute has performed high-impact work in more than 100 countries since 1983—in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa—and currently has offices in more than 30 countries.

Who we are

In 1965, our founders, Betty Bryant Silverstein, and Father Stan Hosie started an organization to help the forgotten communities of the South Pacific because they believed in the right and ability of all people to drive their own destinies.

Fifty-three years later, we continue to equip individuals, organizations and networks — our counterparts — to become solution creators in their own families, communities, and countries.

Who we are

Since our start more than three decades ago in a townhouse in Washington, D.C. we have helped thousands of communities, NGOs, governments, media organizations and individuals solve complex development challenges, often in areas torn apart by hunger, conflict and violence.