How we work
We support democratic change through our convening potential at the country, expert and international levels. We work in the spirit of peer dialogue, nurturing an open and pluralistic understanding of democracy that is respectful of the national context and which reflects our non-prescriptive and non-intrusive approach.
We develop comparative knowledge, assist in democratic reform, and influence policies and politics, focusing in four key areas: electoral processes, constitution-building, political participation and representation, and democracy and development. We also address issues of gender, diversity, and conflict and security.