Global

Center for International Private Enterprise
Democratic Ideas and Values
$316,465
Forum on Economic Freedom 2013
To facilitate the flow of information on topics that will advance democratic and economic reform efforts and to multiply the impact of programs implemented by CIPE's partners and other reformers. CIPE will provide a platform for information sharing and exchanging lessons learned from successful approaches to democratic and market-oriented reforms.

Center for International Private Enterprise
NGO Strengthening
$306,395
Program Development

Center for International Private Enterprise
NGO Strengthening
$122,560
Program Management

Center for International Private Enterprise
Developing Market Economy
$138,885
Resources for Strengthening the Capacity of Reformers to Build Market-Oriented Democracies
To build more effective channels to support partner organizations through sharing lessons learned and best practices in strengthening the capacity of private sector reformers, CIPE will develop and enhance the digital resource platforms that serve partner organizations. CIPE will consult with partner organizations to assess needs and tailor content and delivery methods to strengthen partners’ work to advance democracy and increase the diversity of voices in their countries.

Center for International Private Enterprise
Developing Market Economy
$170,466
Knowledge Management 2013
To capture and apply innovations and lessons learned in strengthening market-oriented reform and democratic governance as part of CIPE's knowledge management program. CIPE will create a toolkit on economic inclusion, produce a casebook of new strategies for policy reform, and facilitate thematic dialogues and cross-regional learning on emerging lessons. 

Center for International Private Enterprise
Developing Market Economy
$147,146
The Democracy Consensus - Phase II
To examine and highlight democratic models of development as viable alternatives to authoritarian development. CIPE and its partner, Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE), will publish a comparative synthesis report and host coinciding launch events detailing how democratic development has delivered in the form of economic development in South Africa, Brazil and India. Sharing this experience with other developing countries, CDE will demonstrate how democratic development can be achieved. 

Center for International Private Enterprise
Developing Market Economy
$212,306
Strengthening Anti-Corruption Practices in Global Value Chains - Phase I
To build anti-corruption awareness and capacity among SMEs to combat corruption in global value chains. CIPE will engage with value chain stakeholders in a number of countries around the world to gauge the state of anti-corruption practices among SMEs. CIPE will then use this information to develop training materials and resources to improve transparency and accountability among SMEs and conduct workshops with these organizations.

Center for International Private Enterprise
NGO Strengthening
$1,636
Program Development (Supplement)

Center for International Private Enterprise
Civic Education
$249,548
Supporting Youth Advocacy and Leadership
To build the capacity of young people to participate in the democratic and economic reform process. CIPE will conduct two leadership development programs and produce a youth advocacy guidebook to provide the tools necessary for young think tank and business association professionals to fully participate in the democratic development of their societies. 

Center for International Private Enterprise
Developing Market Economy
$176,628
Supporting Business Associations through Responsible Corporate Citizenship
To strengthen the sustainable development of business associations in new or transitioning democracies through the engagement of the private sector. CIPE will facilitate mentorships that connect volunteers from private sector organizations in the United States to local associations around the world seeking technical assistance. In this phase of the program, CIPE will introduce expanded activities to enhance the mentorship experience and knowledge sharing. 

International Center for Journalists, Inc.
Freedom of Information
$68,000
IJNet: A Platform for Journalism Resources and Networking
To strengthen the professional skills and expand the networking opportunities of independent media around the world. Through its online resource center, "IJNet," ICFJ will produce original articles examining relevant media issues of the day, provide news on current media-related training opportunities and events, and offer a range of resources including live chats, tip sheets, guides, expert advice columns, and interviews with media professionals.

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
Democratic Ideas and Values
$171,650
Regional Networks of Conscience
To foster democratic values by connecting past struggles for freedom and human rights with contemporary challenges to democracy. The Coalition will strengthen memory initiatives within its partner network, which includes museums and sites of historic significance, to engage citizens on these issues through capacity building and peer learning opportunities for member sites, development of joint projects, and engagement with nascent sites. 

International Republican Institute
Accountability
$371,630
Expanding Governance Best Practices: Building Implementation Capacity among Municipal and Provincial Entities and Associations
To support the implementation of democratic governance best practices at the municipal and provincial levels in targeted countries, IRI will conduct training and provide technical assistance to improve the ability of local associations in four countries to provide support to member offices.  IRI will also directly work with 12 to 16 member mayors or governors in these countries to facilitate implementation of best practices.  

International Republican Institute
NGO Strengthening
$200,000
Program Development

International Republican Institute
NGO Strengthening
$330,000
Building Sustainable In-Country Networks to Promote Evaluative Capacity among Pro-Democracy Organizations
To develop four local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) networks among democracy and governance practitioners that expand the use and rigor of M&E among its participants, with the aim of advancing the democracy building efforts and increasing the sustainability of local democracy organizations. These networks will help build an evaluative learning culture that results in ongoing improvements to democracy and governance programs and a sustainable cadre of in-country practitioners versed using evaluation for learning.

International Republican Institute
Democratic Ideas and Values
$1,000,000
Women's Democracy Network
To continue support for political participation, leadership and representation of women in public office Worldwide. IRI will continue its Women's Democracy Network (WDN) programming, designed to be member-driven, cross-regional and local.  WDN will provide targeted skills-building training, platforms for sharing best practices, and a mentorship program.  Country chapters serve as WDN's primary partners to ensure women are meaningful participants in shaping the futures of their communities and countries.

International Republican Institute
Strengthening Political Institutions
$50,000
Assistance to the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy
To assist the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy in holding its Washington, D.C. conference to honor the International Day of Democracy and discuss the role of parliamentarians in strengthening democracy. IRI will provide financial and logistical support for international participants to attend the event.  

International Republican Institute
NGO Strengthening
$123,370
Program Management

International Republican Institute
Accountability
$500,000
Rising Stars Exchange
To provide democratically minded leaders and government officials intensive exposure to successful models in institutional development, economic policy, and democratic governance. IRI will select democratic leaders from closed societies, as well as transitioning and new democracies, to participate in international exchanges and trainings that focus on topics related to democratic governance. IRI will also bring two sub-national leaders and their staff members on two exchanges to expose them to democratic governance best practices. 

Media Legal Defence Initiative
Freedom of Information
$61,856
Building Legal Capacity to Defend Media Freedom
To advance press freedom and protect the rights of independent media in Azerbaijan, Uganda, and the Philippines. The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI), partnering with three local organizations, will strengthen the capacity of lawyers who are working to defend the rights of journalists and other media professionals against threats of legal action. MLDI will organize a workshop on media law trends, strategies for legal defense, and organizational development, as well as conduct visits to each country to further collaborate with partners.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Democratic Ideas and Values
$90,000
Follow-On Assistance to the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy
To strengthen the work and outreach of the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy (PFD), NDI will provide assistance for activities related to the Community of Democracies (CoD) Ministerial Conference in Ulaanbaatar by providing staff support to the PFD's acting secretary general; sponsoring travel for parliamentarians to participate in the PFD's Governing Council meeting; and sponsoring travel for civil society activists from closed societies to engage with CoD representatives. 

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Strengthening Political Institutions
$142,561
Tech for Democracy Toolbox
To develop the Tech for Democracy Toolbox, providing easy-to-use, open-source software that will enable NDI's political party, parliamentary and civic partners, and the global democracy community, to engage citizens and monitor political processes more efficiently and effectively. The resource will include tools to address citizen election monitoring and results mapping, interactive town halls, and constituent case management.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Accountability
$100,000
Connecting Global South Innovators for Democratic Governance
To facilitate dialogue among government officials and technology-and-democracy innovators from the Global South on the relationship between governance and information and communications technologies, NDI will invite key Global South innovators and leaders to the Silicon Valley conference NDI is organizing for senior policymakers and technologists about how technology innovations can strengthen democratic governance in developing democracies. NDI will sponsor travel and lodging for conference participants.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
NGO Strengthening
$108,119
Program Management
 

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
NGO Strengthening
$291,718
Program Development

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
NGO Strengthening
$76,000
Evaluative Case Studies in Social Network Analysis
To strengthen methodologies for empirically measuring change in the community and political relationships created as a consequence of strengthening civil society and women's political rights programs, NDI will pilot the use of Social Network Analysis in two of its country programs.  NDI and partners will diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of associations in expanding political space, improving accountability, and promoting rights.  The pilots will result in field-tested methodologies and two "Evaluative Briefings" for organizations that carry out democracy programming. 

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Political Processes
$85,621
Systematic Election Observation: Meeting Emerging Challenges and Opportunities with New Technologies
To help citizen election observation groups share lessons learned in the strategic use and application of information and communications technologies (ICTs), the NDI will convene citizen observers, ICT developers and NDI electoral experts through remote working groups and a multi-day working session. As a result, citizen observers will be able to strengthen their election observations skills to respond to new challenges and opportunities in promoting electoral integrity.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Strengthening Political Institutions
$52,406
Coalition-Building Best Practices Guide
To develop a guide on coalition building for political parties. The guide will cover issues to consider in determining whether or not to join a coalition, identifying potential coalition partners, negotiating viable coalition agreements, developing systems for managing the partnerships and ensuring effective internal and external coalition communications.  It also will include practical exercises, lessons learned and case studies.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Strengthening Political Institutions
$47,661
Political Party Technology Guide
To develop a guide to help political parties improve their operations and complement traditional outreach methods using new information and communications technologies (ICTs). The guide will provide case studies on parties that have successfully deployed new technologies and a section on best practices, including a tool to help parties develop an ICT implementation strategy. The guide will be presented on an interactive web platform and in print.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Strengthening Political Institutions
$76,131
Women, Democracy and Technology
To conduct a comprehensive study, including a desk review and survey research, of how individuals and organizations are currently using technologies such as the Internet, mobile services and social networks to advance women's political participation. The study will identify challenges and opportunities for women's access and improve democracy support programs by including women's access, perspectives and technological needs in their design and implementation. 

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Accountability
$60,000
Parliamentary Monitoring Organizations and International Standards for Parliamentary Transparency
To support the networking of parliamentary monitoring organizations (PMOs) to advocate for democratic parliamentary reform. NDI will assist PMOs to develop methodologies, content management systems, and visualization tools to measure parliamentary adherence to the PMO-authored Declaration on Parliamentary Openness. NDI will also continue to promote collaboration among PMOs through web-based platforms as well as support PMO engagement with parliamentary associations.

New York University
Human Rights
$95,000
Scholars at Risk: Monitoring Attacks against Academic Freedom
To protect academic freedom and raise awareness of the importance of university values to democratic society. Scholars at Risk, hosted at New York University, will continue to develop and expland its system to monitor and report on attacks on academic freedom throughout the world. Scholars at Risk will work with and expand its network of local monitors to track and report on violations through its website and an email digest. 

Parliamentary Forum for Democracy
Democratic Ideas and Values
$150,000
A Network of Parliamentarians in Support of Democracy
To strengthen the internal structure of the secretariat of the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy, a coalition of current and former parliamentarians whose mission is to bolster democracy building efforts throughout the world. The secretariat will implement a communications and outreach plan to facilitate members' networking and mobilization in support of democracy as well as increase awareness of the Forum's mission. The Forum will also implement pilot activities such as trainings, solidarity visits, and conferences in a number of countries. 

Solidarity Center
Freedom of Association
$130,000
The Link Between Union Activism and the Expansion of Democratic Space - Phase II
To facilitate the sharing of lessons learned from past worker rights advocacy efforts that have helped to widen democratic space and raise the voice of workers. The Solidarity Center will work with partners to identify best practices and real-world strategies to highlight in country case studies.   

Solidarity Center
NGO Strengthening
$125,055
Program Management 

Solidarity Center
Freedom of Association
$285,000
Using International Worker and Human Rights Standards to Build Rule of Law in Burma, Bangladesh, Mexico, South Africa, and Somalia

To strengthen the ability of lawyers in worker and human rights networks in Bangladesh, Burma, Somalia, South Africa and Mexico to use international human rights treaty instruments and corresponding domestic laws in support of worker rights and democracy. The Solidarity Center will support partners in each country, carrying out trainings for lawyers, paralegals and lay legal advocates as well as providing legal support to workers.

Solidarity Center
NGO Strengthening
$237,500
Program Development

Solidarity Center
Freedom of Association
$436,409
Educating and Promoting Vulnerable Workers and their Rights
To build the capacity of worker groups and civil society organizations to address the needs of and create protections for migrant workers in countries of origin and destination. The Solidarity Center will collaborate with local partners and stakeholders on a series of workshops and meetings as well as an exchange visit. 

Women's Learning Partnership for Rights Development and Peace
Civic Education
$190,000
Supporting Women's Leadership and Civic Engagement for Democratic Transformation
To empower women to be leaders and advocates for women's rights, democratic governance, and peacebuilding. The Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP) will continue to create and adapt culture-specific curricula on leadership, political participation, technology for advocacy, and women's rights in transitional societies. WLP and partners will also organize training-of-trainers workshops based on these curricula, launch an online portal and new eCourses, and conduct networking and advocacy on women's rights.

Youth Initiative for Human Rights
Democratic Ideas and Values
$24,924
Building an Online Community of Youth Activists
To provide an online platform that serves as a gathering place and resource for young democracy activists. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) will partner with the World Youth Movement for Democracy to manage a new website that aims to reinforce young people's online and offline efforts to advance democracy, offering networking tools and opportunities to enable youth to make connections with their peers and strengthen their own capacities.

Grant descriptions are from the 2013 NED Annual Report.