Promoting Inclusive Governance

The World Movement aims to strengthen inclusive democratic governance with an emphasis on empowering emerging leaders that are committed to democratic principles. As part of this effort, the World Movement facilitates engagement among emerging leaders from civil society and political parties; exploring constructive ways to enhance their political participation; building effective partnerships between civil society, government, and the private sector; and sustaining democratic movements that influence policy making and institutional reforms.

World Movement's Recent Meetings

Strengthening the Voice of Business to Support Democratic Governance

The World Movement for Democracy, Center for International Private Enterprise, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Africa Business Center jointly launched an initiative to enhance private sector, civil society, and government collaboration.

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Strengthening Democracy in Africa: Building a New Generation of Democratic Leaders

This meeting took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on September 13-16, 2016. It brought together 75 emerging leaders of African democracy movements to discuss the roles of civil society and political parties in building and sustaining democratic movements that influence policy making and institutional reforms.

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The Youth Leadership and Democratic Transitions in Africa

On March 12-14, 2015, African democracy activists met at the World Movement’s initial conference in Dakar, Senegal, and discussed available paths for emerging African democracy movements to explore. At the meeting, participants expanded the “Action Program for Democracy” to address the recent consolidation of Senegal’s democracy and Burkina Faso’s transitional process.

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News & Alerts

July 15, 2018

Zimbabwe’s Informal Sector Unites Ahead of Presidential Elections

Despite accounting for 94% of Zimbabwe’s workforce and ranking as the 2nd largest informal sector in the world, members of the informal economy in Zimbabwe remain poorly represented in the country’s political system. Ahead of the much-anticipated presidential election on July 30, 2018, the Center for Private International Enterprise (CIPE) partnered with the Zimbabwe Chamber […]

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June 15, 2018

Morocco: Making Local Government Work

Following mass protests that characterized the 2011 Arab Spring, the government of Morocco instituted unprecedented reforms that both placed greater power in the hands of local decision-making delegates and institutionalized democratic processes for their election. However, after the first elections were held in 2015, local representatives realized they had little experience working with their constituencies. […]

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Emerging Leaders

The World Movement connects emerging leaders with opportunities to strengthen their ability to develop policies and build effective cross-sector partnerships to make democracy deliver.

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Faces of Civil Society

“Faces of Civil Society” is a short film series documenting the inspirational stories of  four courageous World Movement participants and activists from Burma, Iraq, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. 

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Hurford Youth Fellowship

The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program seeks to build the leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world.

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