In the last five years, DPI has provided meaningful and sustainable capacity building to both government and civil society actors globally through various USAID projects. Our global partnerships include the Anti-Corruption Agency in Bosnia, the Bar Association and Legal Aid Commission of Sri Lanka, the Judicial Training Institute and the Ministry of Justice in Sri Lanka, the entity and cantonal prosecutor’s offices in Bosnia and Language Commissioner in Kosovo
DPI’s primary area of technical expertise is in democracy and governance and the rule of law. DPI incorporates a holistic approach that emphasizes the link between rule of law and democratic development, with particular attention to empowering poor and vulnerable groups. Members of our team have held key positions such as USAID Democracy Specialists, USAID Rule of Law Advisors, and as Directors of Democracy and Governance, and Rule of Law departments of current international development implementers. We have successfully managed portfolios in excess of 150 million dollars in government funding and overseen the simultaneous administration of several offices in diverse regions of the world. We also have extensive experience in peace-building in South-East Asia, Central Africa, and West Africa, developing programs that include: new media and social networking, civil society capacity building, advocacy, access to justice, anti-corruption, combating gender based violence, mediation, and conflict mitigation.