Political Representation As a first line of contact between citizens and the political system, political parties connect grassroots priorities and needs to national policies. At the Oslo Center, we believe in peaceful societies where the needs of all are represented in political decisions. TOC supports political institutions in establishing the required legislative, institutional and operational environment to strengthen democratic representation of citizens. Read More
Democratic Governance Citizens interact most frequently with local governments and civil servants to access services. To support governance practices that cultivate citizen trust and enhances democratic legitimacy, TOC assists local actors strengthen public participation and local accountability. Read More
Inclusion At the Oslo Center, we believe that it is important that all voices and perspectives are represented and heard to establish strong and peaceful societies. Though women and youth are large demographics, their representation in democratic processes are still restricted, yet their views are imperative to create inclusive societies that tackle current and present challenges. Read More
Our Geographic Coverage
Developing democracies is a long-lasting and meaningful journey, and we are honored to continuously support people working to make their own countries more democratic. To make a meaningful impact, we believe that building sustainable partnerships are better for our foundation’s work and focus. In the past, the Oslo Center has been present in Burma, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Ukraine, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and others. To sharpen our focus and offer the best we have to offer to our partners, the Oslo Center will primarily be focusing on East Africa and Eastern Europe for the next strategic period.