CLR International believes that democratic governance is a critical component of sustainable development, while an independent and proactive civil society, characterized by broad participation in free elections, is essential for a country to be able to govern democratically.

The focus of our work with civil society is to:

  • provide technical assistance to programs aimed at building open, responsive, and accountable institutions; and
  • support processes that channel the needs and preferences of the public, providing all citizens a voice in how they will be governed and the opportunity to participate in shaping their country’s future.