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  • Print publication year: 2015
  • Online publication date: May 2015

Appendix C - Major organizations in the democracy establishment

from Part IV - Appendices and references


This appendix lists 150 major institutions in democracy assistance. It includes multilateral organizations, government agencies, quasi-governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The list was culled from scholarly resources on democracy promotion as well as the data set of grants funded by the National Endowment for Democracy that was created for this book. Any list of “major” organizations inevitably involves some subjectivity. In the hopes of creating a valuable resource for future researchers, I cast a fairly wide net in creating this list. Of course, I still leave out many important actors promoting freedom in the world. I included NGOs only if they had received grants to work in at least three countries.

Governmental and intergovernmental organizations

Canadian International Development Agency; Commonwealth Secretariat; Council of Europe; Danish International Development Agency; Department for International Development; European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights; European Union; Friedrich Ebert Stiftung; Friedrich Naumann Stiftung; Hans Seidel Stiftung; Henrich Böll Stiftung; International Broadcasting Bureau; International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development; Konrad Adenauer Stiftung; Millennium Challenge Corporation; Norwegian Agency for Development; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; Organization of African Unity; Organization of American States; Swedish International Development Authority; US Agency for International Development; US Department of State (DRL Bureau; MEPI; USIA); UN Democracy Fund; UN Electoral Assistance Unit; Westminster Foundation for Democracy; World Bank.

Non-governmental and quasi-governmental organizations

Academy for Educational Development; African-American Institute; Africare; America–Mideast Educational and Training Services; American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative; American Committee for Aid to Poland; American Federation of Teachers; American University; America's Development Foundation; Arab Institute for Human Rights; Associates in Rural Development, Inc.; Asia Foundation; Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development; Association d'Appui au Développement des Initiatives Communautaires; Balkan Investigative Reporting Network; Capacitas International; Carnegie Corporation; Carter Center; Casal and Associates, Inc.; Center for Democracy and Human Rights; Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe; Center for Foreign Journalists; Center for Global Communication Studies;