I would like to be the first to welcome you to NDI’s new blog, DemocracyWorks. This platform is a place for NDI staff to share stories about the inspirational and often demanding work of democracy around the globe.
Since its founding in 1983, NDI has worked in 132 countries, supporting the efforts of more than 15,000 civic organizations, 10,000 parliamentarians, 850 political parties, 1,300 women’s organizations and millions of individuals. In that time, the world has evolved and so has NDI, but one thing remains as true today as it was 30 years ago--democracy is grounded in the efforts of dedicated individuals seeking to promote a more peaceful, prosperous and humane world.
At NDI, we are privileged to work with political and civic activists who work tirelessly to drive more responsive and accountable government. But in a world where terrorist attacks and cat memes vie for attention, democracy’s everyday heroes are often overlooked. DemocracyWorks seeks to fill that gap by highlighting the stories of these democrats who are working for democracy and making democracy work.