Democracy International, Inc. (DI) provides analytical services, technical assistance, and project implementation for democracy and governance programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other development partners. Unique among consulting firms, DI’s core capabilities and principal focus are in international democracy and governance (DG) assistance. DI offers expertise and practical, field-based experience across the entire range of DG programming, including: (1) elections and political processes (voter education, political party development, election management and administration, international and domestic election monitoring); (2) governance (legislative and institutional strengthening, local government and decentralization); (3) the rule of law (constitutional and legal reform, justice-sector reform, court administration, legal profession, anticorruption, human rights); and (4) civil society development and advocacy. The firm also has extensive experience with analytical services, including assessments, evaluations, project designs, democracy assistance studies, survey research, quantitative methods, M&E, and strategic communications.
Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in more than 60 countries, including emerging democracies, semiauthoritarian countries, postconflict societies, and failed and fragile states. These projects have ranged from short-term deployments requiring rapid response to major undertakings requiring long-term implementation. DI has been a prime holder of a USAID indefinite quantity contract (IQC) for Democracy and Governance Analytical Services since 2004 and a USAID IQC for Elections and Political Processes since 2005. DI also holds the GSA schedule for Mission Oriented Business Integrated Service (MOBIS). The firm is based in the United States with project offices around the world and is an SBA-registered small business.