Young Citizens in Actions

The Paniamor Foundation works to educate the people of Costa Rica about the rights of minors. Through a process of social mobilization, Paniamor strengthens the participation of youth to enable them to better contribute to national development. The foundation initiates various projects around the common themes of social development, political impact and the prevention of…

Africa Governance Institute

After a discussion between the chairman of the Commission of the African Union and the Regional Director for Africa of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Africa Governance Institute (AGI) came to be in 2003. The Institute does research on all forms of governance and works to promote the advancement of developmental governance in…

The Citizen Observatory: Oaxaca, Mexico

The Citizen Observatory (Observatorio Ciudadano) is dedicated to an inclusive and secure State of Oaxaca, Mexico. Observatorio Ciudadano welcomes constructive criticism that will provide solutions to problems and influence public policy in Oaxaca. Through their website, dialogue is generated and discussion regarding government accountability, access to information and local governance is vibrant and progressive. Additionally,…

Participatory Budgeting Project

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a non-profit that empowers citizens in the US and Canada to have a voice in deciding how to spend their public money. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a relatively new concept; however, it is spreading fast. The first PB evolved in Brazil in 1989, and now there are over 1,500…