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Addressing Forced Migration Challenges through Democratic Governance

International Republican Institute (IRI)

 $300,000

To develop contextualized, community-level interventions that will mitigate against migration-related instability. The institute will conduct research and assessments to identify governance deficiencies that lead to forced migration as well as the governance challenges caused by forced migration. The institute will support local democratic governance actors and community leaders to develop local solutions to migration challenges in Colombia. Activities will include the development and piloting of tools that local stakeholders can adapt and use to assess their own communities.

Advancing Accountability Mechanisms

Third Sector New England, Inc.

 $50,000

To develop and strengthen rule of law and accountability mechanisms at the national, regional, and international level to address grand corruption. The organization will enhance understanding of the importance of effectively developing and enforcing legal mechanisms to combat kleptocracy, through networking young anti-corruption activists with experienced leaders and allies, and contributing technical expertise to international efforts to promote rule of law and enhance accountability in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Advancing Human Rights Practices in the Private Sector

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

 $158,520

To promote respect for human rights in the private sector and raise awareness of the impact of business practices on human rights. The program will highlight and support civil society efforts to advocate for human rights protection and engage the private sector to respond to concerns, encouraging dialogue between all stakeholders. The organization will operate a website that provides news, analysis, resources, and reports on companies’ human rights practices and policies. Activities will also include networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities among local advocates.

Advancing the Sustainability of Civic Tech and Open Parliament Networks

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $150,000

To strengthen the sustainability of two global networks devoted to government openness and civic technology. The institute will help to improve the effectiveness of the legislative openness community by facilitating the reorganizing the Open Government Partnership legislative openness working group as a stand-alone consortium called the Open Parliament Network. The institute will also assist the Code for All Network in strengthening linkages with the democracy community.

Anti-Corruption Mobilization – Phase II

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

 $180,339

To provide rapid, effective support to local stakeholders seeking to implement anti-corruption interventions during critical junctures. In this second phase, the center will provide assistance through direct intervention and by strengthening a DC-based anti-corruption hub. The center will support activists in a target country to advance anti-corruption efforts at a critical juncture by deploying resources based on global best practices and tailored to the country.

Bolstering Norms, Principles and Networks for Electoral Integrity

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $200,000

To promote greater coordination and consensus on shared norms and principles of electoral integrity. The institute will facilitate dialogue and targeted exchanges between and among citizen observers, international observers and election management bodies. To build capacity among members of a global network of election monitors, the institute will foster in-person and online experience sharing and will adapt, develop, and disseminate new tools and resources on enhancing systematic election observation methodologies.

Building a Participatory Model for Civic Innovation

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $50,000

To strengthen capacity of civic innovators to develop solutions together with political stakeholders to promote government transparency and accountability. The institute will pilot an iterative six-step process that blends user-focused design, guided product development, and civic/technology community involvement to achieve meaningful, scalable impact and provide partners with skills that extend beyond a single project lifecycle. This process will bring emerging best practices in technology design to democracy programming.

Building Civic Resilience to Disinformation

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $60,000

To raise awareness of the disinformation phenomenon. The institute will develop reference materials and pilot digital methods that would allow its networks of local partners to improve their understanding of why disinformation threatens civil political discourse, how disinformation campaigns work, and methods for resisting the manipulation of information. The institute will disseminate these materials to local civil society organizations and political parties around the world.

Building Civil Society Capacity to Promote Security Sector Reform

Red de Seguridad y Defensa de America Latina Asociacion Civil

 $128,000

To strengthen the capacity of civil society to support security sector reform and facilitate networking among activists to share best practices. The organization will share lessons learned on security sector reform in Latin America with reform advocates throughout the world. Activities will include multi-day trainings for civil society representatives in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and the development of new resources that capture best practices in this area of work.

Building Resiliency for Interconnected Democracies in Global Environments (Bridge)

International Republican Institute (IRI)

 $600,000

To examine foreign authoritarian influence and its impact on democracy. The institute will support stakeholders in target countries in Europe and Asia both to understand the tactics employed, as well as provide these stakeholders with strategies to address efforts that seek to disrupt the democratic order. Activities will include in-depth research on tactics and impacts of foreign authoritarian influence and effective responses and lessons learned. The institute will then hold workshops, forums and consultations with political and civic actors and will develop an informal cross-regional network.

Building Respect for Human Rights through Memory Initiatives

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

 $210,000

To foster democratic values by connecting past struggles for freedom and human rights with contemporary challenges to democracy. The organization will strengthen memory initiatives within its partner network, which includes museums and sites of historic significance. Activities will include capacity building and peer learning opportunities for member sites, development of joint projects, and engagement with nascent sites.

Building Rule of Law for Workers by Utilizing International Worker and Human Rights Standards

Solidarity Center (SC)

 $435,000

To strengthen the capacity of lawyers and activists who are assisting unions, workers and human rights organizations to use domestic, regional and international laws, instruments, and institutions., The center will continue to bridge the barriers between human rights laws and labor laws. The center will support activities in countries where human and worker rights are under particular risk and/or where the country is in transition. This includes training and assistance in legal advocacy.

Building the Capacity of Cross-Border Networks and Worker Rights Activists in the Gulf-Asia Migration Corridor

Solidarity Center (SC)

 $440,000

To strengthen the capacity of worker rights defenders across borders to promote the rights of migrant workers at all stages of the migration process and advance their access to democratic norms. The center will support awareness and advocacy capacity in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh; bolster cross-border networking to promote migrant worker rights; research gaps in rights protections and new technological tools to address those needs; and facilitate the informed and strategic participation of partners in regional and international processes.

Combating Corruption III

International Republican Institute (IRI)

 $300,000

To support local government actors in their pursuit of transparent and accountable governance and equip civil society with improved approaches for effectively engaging elected officials on anti-corruption issues. The institute will pilot new strategies for improving transparency and accountability in El Salvador and Tunisia. In addition, the institute will provide civil society in one closing space country with tools to seek openings for anti-corruption reform.

Consolidating a Human Rights Documentation Resource Hub

Transitional Justice Working Group

 $125,000

To advance the practice of human rights documentation in transitional societies by facilitating knowledge sharing among rights advocates. The organization will develop a human rights documentation hub of expertise connecting specialists and practitioners with experience in transitions to democracy. Activities will include a study trip to exchange best practices with experienced documentation groups, trainings for grassroots documenters, and development of an online resource center with multimedia material that will enable civil society groups to enhance their documentation efforts in support of justice and accountability.

Defending Independent Media and Protecting At-Risk Journalists

Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI)

 $86,000

To strengthen protection for at-risk journalists and advance media freedom. The organization will provide legal defense to approximately 10 independent media outlets, journalists, and bloggers through an emergency defense fund. Other activities will include strategic litigation and capacity-building support for three local media defense centers to challenge the abusive use of laws to silence the media.

Democracy from the Bottom Up: Sharing Approaches to and Strategies for Intersectional Worker Organizing

Solidarity Center (SC)

$200,000

To identify and share approaches and strategies for intersectional worker organizing. The center will support the efforts of trade unions and worker organizations in the Latin American region, which have identified strategies to organize workers experiencing identity-based attacks and state violence. The center will facilitate the sharing of these best practices with other partners around the world who are experiencing similar challenges and will benefit from learning about successful practices of addressing these violations of their rights.

Developing Regional Frameworks and Operational Resources for Successful Transfers of Executive Power Following Democratic Elections

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $130,000

To develop regional norms and standards that promote smooth executive transitions across West Africa. The institute will support the development of a community of practice that aims to provide direct mentorship and guidance for new administrations following executive transitions. Activities will  convene experts and officials to discuss and share best practices for effective transitions and executive office operations.

Empower Women through Private Sector Organizations- Phase III

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

 $220,320

To enhance private sector leadership in strengthening women’s democratic and economic participation. The center will bolster the capacity of associations to lead evidence-based advocacy on access to finance, and advance the knowledge of best practices on how business organizations can engage with other stakeholders to advance women’s empowerment.

Evaluative Research: Evaluating the Downstream, Democratic Effects of Candidate Debates

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $75,000

To create a more robust framework and set of metrics to capture the additional democratic outcomes and downstream impacts of candidate debate programs. The institute will engage an academic researcher to develop a “Best Practices In Evaluating the Downstream Democratic Effects of Candidate Debates” guide for the democracy and governance community.

Fact-Checking: Promoting Accountability and Improving the Quality of News

Poynter Institute for Media Studies

 $80,000

To strengthen the practice of fact-checking as a way to promote accountability and improve the accuracy and reliability of news and information. The institute will support a global network of fact-checking groups to share best practices and methodologies to enhance their capacity and credibility. Activities will include the organization of a global summit of fact-checkers, ongoing engagement with emerging fact-checking groups, promotion of a code of principles for fact-checking, and the coordination of trainings and joint initiatives with network participants.

Forum on Economic Freedom 2018

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

 $349,711

To foster discussions on democratic governance and economic reform efforts. Activities will include the development of resources and tools on governance, enterprise ecosystems, business advocacy, and anti-corruption and ethics. The center will strengthen its global network of partners and other reformers by providing a platform for exchanges to support the flow of information to advance democratic and market-oriented reforms.

Framework for Party Reformers

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $200,000

To support political party reform efforts and meet the needs of party reformers in Southeastern Europe and Southern Africa. The institute will partner with previously successful reformers and party experts to design a globally applicable Framework for Reformers. The institute will then introduce the Framework to political parties as a complement to ongoing programs in these two regions. The institute will also promote the Framework at international party conferences to make the it available to parties globally.

Generation Democracy

International Republican Institute (IRI)

 $600,000

To empower, equip and connect the next generation of democratic political and civic leaders. Generation Democracy, a global network, offers young leaders a platform to gain skills, tap opportunities, and collaborate to build more resilient and inclusive democracies. The institute will continue to strengthen the network by engaging alumni through targeted learning activities, launch the initiative in two new regions, and host a global summit to advance the leadership, participation and representation of young people in decision-making processes.

Inclusive Early Party Development (Epd)

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $120,000

To examine the factors determining the development of more inclusive parties during political transitions. The institute will identify key strategies and best practices for supporting gender inclusion through the early stages of a political party’s development and will work directly with nascent political parties to provide guidance and recommendations on the implementation of actions to ensure that inclusive party development plays an appropriate role in supporting democratic, transformative, and resilient transitions.

Info/Tegrity: Promoting Internet Openness And Mitigating Disinformation

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $415,000

To build awareness and share good practices and tools to combat disinformation. The institute will enhance democratic activists’ methods and techniques to identify and expose disinformation, pilot evidence-based approaches to counter disinformation in Eurasia, and mainstream its approach to detecting, analyzing, and combating disinformation in different areas of programming.

Investigating Kleptocracy: Strengthening the Capacity of and Collaboration among Journalists

Finance Uncovered

 $108,000

To strengthen collaboration among a network of journalists to raise awareness of and expose kleptocratic practices. The group will equip journalists operating where kleptocracy is a current or potential threat with the skills and tools to investigate the expropriation of public assets by political elites, government officials, and other relevant actors. Subsequently, the organization will provide its trained network with technical and editorial support, and collaborate with members to report on illicit finance, grand corruption, and money laundering.

Knowledge Management 2018

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

 $337,715

To improve the capture and application of innovations and lessons learned in program design and implementation, and to promote the cross-regional transfer of successful approaches to building institutions of democratic free-market systems. The center will develop tools and facilitate exchange of good practices among local private sector partners and program staff to assist in assessing governance conditions, targeting policy advocacy, and mobilizing strong associations.

Leveraging Private Sector-Led Approaches for Anti-Corruption and Business Integrity

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

 $922,247

To strengthen global thought leadership on the potential positive role of business in combating corruption, to enhance the strategic engagement of local stakeholders in anti-corruption efforts, and to enable crosscutting learning among anti-corruption reformers with proven success. The center will engage with private sector organizations in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, South Asia, and Latin America, as well as global audiences, to empower and promote private sector-led efforts to combat corruption by raising awareness of best practices, implementing localized reform approaches, and enabling exchange of experiences among local partners.

Monitoring China’s Influence and Its Impact on Democratic Standards in Central and Eastern Europe

AcaMedia

 $89,900

To strengthen understanding of China’s growing presence in Central and Eastern Europe and examine its impact on democratic practices and values. The organization will collaborate with a community of experts to study and raise awareness of China’s efforts to influence opinion and policy in the region. Activities will include monitoring, analysis, and reporting on China’s influence in the Czech Republic as well as the development of a network of experts in Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary to serve as knowledge hubs that can provide similar analysis.

Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network

DefendDefenders

 $120,000

To strengthen the capacity of regional human rights networks to engage with regional institutions, and to promote safer working environments for human rights defenders in North and sub-Saharan Africa. Through a series of workshops and events, the group will link sub-regional human rights networks and facilitate access to regional mechanisms to advance democratic norms and standards. The group will also provide policy analysis to strengthen laws and mechanisms to protect human rights defenders and civic space, and will continue to develop a regional shelter cities protection mechanism.

Participation of Parliamentary and Technology Communities in the Ninth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $70,000

To build strategic partnerships to promote democracy. The institute will support two workshops at the Ninth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in Dakar, Senegal, by convening officials from selected parliamentary associations to improve coordination on democracy and human rights issues as well as representatives from tech companies and academics to help democracy activists counter the use of disinformation and computational propaganda by authoritarian regimes.

Preventing Gender Based Violence at Work Phase 4

Solidarity Center (SC)

 $325,000

To continue building capacity of unions to address gender-based violence at work and increase gender equality and inclusion. The center will deepen its previous work to support and enable women worker representatives from four countries to participate directly in the 2019 ILO International Labor Conference where the final negotiations on a global instrument to prevent and address gender-based violence in the workplace will take place.

Private Sector Approaches to Fighting Corruption

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

 $429,269

To combat corruption through private sector approaches. The center will support efforts to strengthen anti-bribery compliance controls and corporate governance systems of individual companies in Thailand, Turkey, and Indonesia; institutionalize standards of anti-bribery compliance in the broader Thai, Turkish and Indonesian marketplaces; and enable democratic learning and the sharing of experiences among anti-corruption practitioners around the world. Activities will include engagement with small- and medium-sized enterprises, trainings, and the development and strengthening of collective action initiatives to address corruption.

Professionalizing Observation Networks to Promote Electoral Integrity and Democratic Resilience Across Borders

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $100,000

To expand the depth and skill set of expert citizen election observers to support their peers around the world. The institute will assist peer-to-peer technical assistance trips through a rapid response team, consolidate lessons learned from such experiences, develop relevant long-distance learning modules for participants, and facilitate online exchanges to maximize information-sharing and distill recommendations for future electoral and authoritarian challenges.

Program Development

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

 $316,520

To support activities related to the identification of new projects and partners to meet ongoing programmatic aims and to develop projects in priority countries. Activities will include needs assessment trips and country visits to evaluate the state of business, civil society, and media, to expand the network of contacts and prospective partners, and to lay the foundation for developing new programs and approaches to strengthen democratic governance.

Program Development

International Republican Institute (IRI)

 $250,002

To support activities related to the identification of new projects and partners to meet ongoing programmatic aims and to develop projects in priority countries. Activities will include needs assessment trips and country visits to evaluate the state of political parties, civil society, media, and business; expand the network of contacts and prospective partners; and lay the foundation for developing new programs and approaches to strengthen democratic governance.

Program Development

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $275,000

To support activities related to the identification of new projects and partners to meet ongoing programmatic aims and to develop projects in priority countries. Activities will include needs assessment trips and country visits to evaluate the state of political parties, civil society, media, and business; expand the network of contacts and prospective partners; and lay the foundation for developing new programs and approaches to strengthen democratic governance.

Program Development

Solidarity Center (SC)

 $189,366

To support activities related to the identification of new projects and partners to meet ongoing programmatic aims and to develop projects in priority countries. Activities will include needs assessment trips and country visits to evaluate the state of civil society, media, and business; expand the network of contacts and prospective partners; and lay the foundation for developing new programs and approaches to strengthen democratic governance.

Program Management

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

 $158,257

To fulfill unique requirements of managing the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) core grants. Activities will include institutional coordination at headquarters and in the field, as well as annual planning, editing, and coordination of reports and multiple proposal submissions; oversight, monitoring, assessment, and retrospective evaluations for selected NED-funded programs; periodic training on NED-specific requirements; and compliance with all NED grant requirements.

Program Management

International Republican Institute (IRI)

 $157,163

To fulfill unique requirements of managing the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) core grants. Activities will include institutional coordination at headquarters and in the field, as well as annual planning, editing, and coordination of reports and multiple proposal submissions; oversight, monitoring, assessment, and retrospective evaluations for selected NED-funded programs; periodic training on NED-specific requirements; and compliance with all NED grant requirements.

Program Management

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $159,750

To fulfill unique requirements of managing the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) core grants. Activities will include institutional coordination at headquarters and in the field, as well as annual planning, editing, and coordination of reports and multiple proposal submissions; oversight, monitoring, assessment, and retrospective evaluations for selected NED-funded programs; periodic training on NED-specific requirements; and compliance with all NED grant requirements.

Program Management

Solidarity Center (SC)

 $165,700

To fulfill unique requirements of managing the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) core grants. Activities will include institutional coordination at headquarters and in the field, as well as annual planning, editing, and coordination of reports and multiple proposal submissions; oversight, monitoring, assessment, and retrospective evaluations for selected NED-funded programs; periodic training on NED-specific requirements; and compliance with all NED grant requirements.

Promoting Democratic Participation in the Digital Economy: Part II

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

 $349,992

To enhance the inclusion of the local business sector in Africa and Southeast Asia in national and regional policy dialogues on the digital economy and expand the knowledge base of the center’s partners to be active democratic participants in shaping the global digital economy. The center will facilitate discussions on challenges and future opportunities for entrepreneurs and representatives of the Global South to participate in the digital economy, and share knowledge on how business organizations can engage with stakeholders to advance an inclusive and representative digital economy.

Promoting Pluralism and Rights in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation

 $108,000

To promote democratic values, pluralism, and human rights among youth in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The organization will convene a series of monthly study circles to engage youth in social movements that prioritize tolerance and peace and counter the spread of extremist ideology. Other activities will include two conferences to build mutual trust and cooperation between Afghans and Pakistanis on issues related to peace and democracy.

Promoting Post-Transition Democratic Reform

CEVRO – Liberalne-konzervativni akademie

 $136,574

To support and expand a knowledge hub that makes available transition experiences, particularly those addressing security sector reform, to activists and experts. The Prague-based think tank will add three country case studies to its transitions guide, expand its database of transition experts, and continue the Transitions Academy, which provides training on political transformations and challenges related to historical memory for young reformers from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Promoting Rule of Law and Accountability in China’s Overseas Investment

Georgetown University

 $120,000

To improve understanding of the impact of China’s overseas investment on democratic practices and values, and to strengthen the capacity of civic actors to respond. The group will hold trainings for lawyers and activists from Africa, Latin America, and Asia, and build a global network of activists working on the issue. Additionally, the group will monitor investment projects that raise serious rights concerns, promote stronger oversight, and engage with international mechanisms to promote accountability.

Protecting Academic Freedom and Freedom of Thought

Scholars at Risk, Inc.

 $235,674

To strengthen support for democrats-at-risk by providing scholars facing grave threats with emergency and transition assistance. The organization will coordinate trainings for at-risk scholars transitioning to a new country to develop plans to remain engaged in the professional and activist communities in their new location as well as back at home. Other activities will include monitoring and raising awareness of attacks against academic freedom.

Reaffirming and Promoting Democratic Unity

Forum 2000 Foundation

 $100,000

To promote transatlantic cooperation, foster democratic unity, and reaffirm democratic norms. The Prague-based organization will facilitate more effective and efficient democracy assistance partnerships, strategies, and responses by convening the 22nd annual Forum 2000 international conference, expanding the Vaclav Havel Circle, and further developing the Coalition for Democratic Renewal. The program will provide platforms for dialogue between democratic thinkers, activists and assistance providers, and develop coordinated responses and actions to the global challenges facing democracy.

State-Based Gendered Disinformation

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $120,000

To contribute to the development of effective approaches to monitor, assess and respond to state-based actors’ use of online violence against women in politics tactics for the purposes of disinformation. The institute will conduct research, relying on methods used by non-gender disinformation efforts, on state-based gendered disinformation campaigns; develop peer-reviewed response mechanisms; and disseminate the findings and a toolkit to be used by relevant stakeholders.

Stopping Violence Against Women In Politics: A 360 Risk Assessment Tool

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $60,000

To empower women who seek to be politically active and to assess and mitigate risks of violence against them. The institute will develop an individual risk assessment tool and will promote the use of the tool through its global network of partners and the democracy and governance community. The tool will serve as a resource for institute’s women’s empowerment academies in different regions, and as a means to further develop understanding and information about the risks that women in politics face.

Strategic Litigation and Engagement of Regional Human Rights Mechanisms

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

 $175,000

To strengthen human rights defenders’ capacity and collaboration with one another to use regional and international mechanisms to shape legal standards in the protection of basic freedoms that enable civil society to operate. Activities will include a workshop for African and Latin American activists and experts on strategic litigation strategies and best practices in engaging regional mechanisms, two intensive litigation workshops for African civil society groups, and preparation of strategic litigation cases.

Strengthening a Civic Technology Network

Fundacja ePanstwo

 $94,000

To strengthen the organizational capacity of a civic technology network to promote and replicate digital civic tools, develop strategies and bolster collaborations, and to enhance citizen engagement and improve democratic governance through the development and adaptation of civic technology tools. The organization will cooperate with partners on six continents to replicate tools that have been successful in promoting transparency and boosting civic participation, and will facilitate discussion and knowledge exchange among civic technology experts to improve democratic practice worldwide.

Strengthening a Network to Protect Freedom of Expression

PEN American Center Inc.

 $50,000

To strengthen support for democrats-at-risk by expanding collaboration between the international arts community, the broader human rights movement, and threatened artists. The group will develop a hub to coordinate the services and resources provided by existing organizations in the field, fostering collaboration between organizations supporting at–risk individuals to ensure a rapid and effective response to cases.

Strengthening Campaign Cybersecurity Capacity and Practices

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $55,000

To protect at-risk political campaigns from malicious hackers who aim to influence election outcomes. The institute will develop a customized version of a cybersecurity playbook for partner campaigns designed for wide distribution and easy use. The institute will iteratively test and improve this playbook through use in holistic cybersecurity training engagements in three target countries.

Strengthening Coordination and Collaboration for Media Development

Global Forum for Media Development

 $78,000

To strengthen coordination and collaboration in support of media development.  The group will facilitate information sharing, research, and networking between its member media development organizations. Through convening events, conducting policy research, hosting webinars, and developing an online resource platform, the network will equip its members with the skills, knowledge, platforms and tools to exchange experiences and best practices, develop collaboration, and engage on key debates that shape the media development sector.

Strengthening Effectiveness of Sanctions Regimes to Combat Kleptocracy

Civil Forum for Asset Recovery (CiFAR)

 $50,900

To strengthen the effectiveness of international sanctions regimes to combat kleptocracy. The organization will create a searchable online tool, produce and disseminate a research report, and hold a series of events promoting the tool and explaining its function and applications. The organization will use the tool to build communities of interest and mobilize civil society efforts and transnational movements against kleptocratic behavior, and enhance accountability mechanisms that can be more effectively used against kleptocrats at the national or international level.

Strengthening Local Democratic Governance to Prevent Violent Extremism

International Republican Institute (IRI)

 $400,000

To strengthen local democratic actors’ efforts to address the challenges that violent extremism poses to democracy. The institute will support local democratic actors to understand the localized drivers of violent extremism and develop informed responses to grievances that incentivize radicalization. Other activities will assist public officials and community leaders to focus on issues such as reducing socio-political marginalization, which drives extremism.

Strengthening Resilience of Human Rights Defenders

Justice and Peace Netherlands

 $85,446

To strengthen the resilience of human rights defenders, enabling them to better anticipate and respond to threats and adapt to changes and disruptions to their work. The group will hold a series of security trainings for at-risk human rights defenders and provide follow-up mentoring to support organizational resilience to withstand crisis. Additionally, the group will convene an international conference on supporting human rights defenders in relocation and connect shelter cities and stakeholders offering secure temporary relocation placements.

Strengthening Trade Unions to Promote Migrant Worker Rights

Solidarity Center (SC)

$125,000

To promote and protect the fundamental labor rights of migrant workers in Central America and in Southern Africa. The center will work with partners to conduct a multi-regional program consisting of a series of training, mentoring, advocacy, and legal consultation activities to support the freedom of association and collective bargaining rights for migrant workers.

Strengthening Women’s Leadership and Rights Advocacy

Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace

 $200,000

To strengthen the capacity of women to become leaders and advocates for women’s rights, democratic governance, and peacebuilding. Collaborating with partners in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and the Middle East, the organization will convene a series of events, including global and regional trainings and workshops, and will develop curricula on women’s leadership, political participation, and human rights and conduct networking on women’s rights.

Supporting Accountability Campaigns with Sample-Based Monitoring

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $200,000

To help civil society promote accountability more effectively. The institute will support civic groups to adapt sample-based election observation techniques for monitoring other governance processes, such as public service delivery, and to link this systematic data collection with organized political action. The institute will develop and widely disseminate a guide and related resources and tools and work with a local civil society partner in a selected pilot country to integrate sample-based monitoring into a campaign to promote governmental accountability.

Technology Infrastructure for Democracy

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

$75,000

To support democratic institutions’ ability to engage with their increasingly digitally-connected citizens. The institute will provide ongoing assistance, security, and hosting to the DemTools suite of online applications that provide critical communication, data collection, analysis, and citizen outreach capabilities to over a hundred key democratic groups and institutions around the world.

Toward Normative Standards for Internet Openness

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

 $150,293

To strengthen efforts to promote an open internet and to improve the knowledge base among democratic and economic reformers about the importance of internet openness. The center will coordinate a joint non-resident fellowship to enrich debates about open internet; develop advocacy tools to preserve internet openness; and connect the business community, civic organizations, political parties, and media concerned about internet freedom to network and support each other.

Toward Normative Standards for Internet Openness: Phase III

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $85,000

To strengthen a network of global advocates advancing democratic values online, and to support efforts in fragile and emerging democracies to promote an open internet. The institute will collaborate with civic, political, and private sector leaders and media organizations dedicated to internet openness to build their advocacy skills to defend internet freedom in their local or regional context; develop a global advocacy “playbook” for civil society leaders to advocate for open internet; and facilitate community outreach efforts that inform multi-stakeholder approaches to internet governance and policy.

Urban Innovation Against Corruption

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $63,857

To strengthen the ability of municipal leaders and citizens to improve transparency and expose corruption. The institute will develop replicable technologies and approaches that will form the basis of an anti-corruption toolkit. Products and tools developed for the toolkit will be created in conjunction with reformist municipal leaders and civic technology partners through an iterative design process to ensure that the tools are replicable in a different contexts.

Women’s Democracy Network

International Republican Institute (IRI)

 $1,200,000

To strengthen women’s political participation, leadership and effectiveness in public office worldwide. The institute will provide a platform to enable aspiring and experienced women leaders to work together to advance democracy. Through subgrants, trainings and global conferences, the institute will connect members with opportunities to gain skills and collaborate with one another to support women’s empowerment.

World Movement for Democracy

Solidarity Center (SC)

 $115,650

To coordinate the participation of trade unionists from four African countries in the 2018 World Movement for Democracy’s Global Assembly in Dakar, Senegal.  The center will collaborate with sub-Saharan union partners to actively lead and participate in Assembly discussions, including in  workshops, plenaries, panel presentations, side meetings and post-conference planning.

World Youth Movement for Democracy

Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Serbia

 $33,000

To coordinate the World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) network. The group will continue to strengthen the global network, raising awareness of democracy trends and fostering solidarity among young activists. The group will coordinate WYMD activities, facilitate network meetings, and manage web and social media presence. It will also broaden the involvement of youth activists from around the world in the WYMD and engage Hurford Youth Fellowship alumni to mentor new fellows.

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