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The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

Who We Work With


NDI’s programs could not move forward without the financial backing the Institute receives from the United States government, the governments of other democracies, multinational institutions, private foundations and individuals. The Institute is grateful for their support. | Read about who supports our work »

To carry out its mission, NDI works in partnership with organizations in the United States and abroad in such areas as civic participation, elections, government institutions, political party development and women’s programs. More information about NDI’s partner organizations can be found through the menu below.

American Partners

NDI works with a variety of American organizations that share its mission of supporting open and competitive political systems and strengthening democratic institutions and practices. | Read more »

Election Monitoring Organizations

NDI works with international and domestic election observers around the world promote the integrity of electoral and political processes and the right of citizens to participate in government. | Read more »

Executives and Legislatures

Capable and effective national legislatures and executive offices are foundational pillars of democratic government. | Read more »

Political Parties

NDI works with parties from across the ideological spectrum to foster genuine multiparty political systems. | Read more »

Women in Politics

For democratic governments to deliver to their constituents, women must be equal partners in the process of democratic development. | Read more »