WHO WE ARE
The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades.
Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
By the numbers
The Institute has worked in more than 156 countries, and currently has more than 50 field offices working to strengthen and support democracy around the globe.
Years of experience
Field offices worldwide
Where we work
NDI works on five continents with political parties, governments, parliaments and civic groups to establish and strengthen democratic institutions and practices. The Institute uses a multinational approach that reinforces the message that while there is no single democratic model, certain core principles are shared by all democracies. That philosophy has been applied in more than 130 countries since NDI’s founding in 1983. More information about NDI's individual country programs can be found by clicking on the map above.