Democracy and Technology
Democracy and Technology


NDI believes all people have the right to live in a world that respects their dignity, security, and political rights—and the digital world is no exception. 

NDI's Democracy and Technology (DemTech) division seeks to foster an inclusive and global digital ecosystem in which: 

  • Democratic values are protected, promoted, and can thrive;
  • Governments are more transparent and inclusive; and 
  • All citizens are empowered to hold their government accountable.

DemTech works to build a democratic digital ecosystem through its DemTools project and promotes internet norms and principles essential to democratic governance through its Open Internet for Democracy InitiativeINFO/tegrity is NDI's initiative to defend the digital ecosystem against growing illiberal influences, which seek to use technology to undermine democracy through disinformation and other means. By collaborating with partners through the Design 4 Democracy coalition, DemTech works to ensure that information technology and social media play a proactive role in supporting democracy and human rights globally.

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