Political Transition Initiatives

  • The Tunisia Transition Initiative serves to foster Tunisian ownership of emerging political processes and build the foundation for civic engagement in democratic life

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  • In Burma, the Kann Let program was launched to increase participation and inclusion in the reform and peace process

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  • Gathering Malian Perspectives: Mali falls in the bottom 12 countries for lowest percent of people with internet access but cell phone rates are over 70%

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  • The Mali Transition Initiatve was launched to help support Mali's transition to democracy and long-term develpment

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Women entrepreneurs learn about microcredit.
Women Traders in Côte d’Ivoire Grow Profits
Nasjeem Conference
Promoting Social Cohesion in Lebanon
Saint Georges Intermediary School in Zahle.
Lebanese School Helps Students Impacted by Syrian Crisis

Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance

The Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) supports U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy. OTI provides fast, flexible, short-term assistance targeted at key political transition and stabilization needs.  Strategically designed for each unique situation, OTI has laid the foundation for long-term development by promoting reconciliation, jumpstarting local economies, supporting emerging independent media, and fostering peace and democracy through innovative programming.  In countries transitioning from authoritarianism to democracy, from violence to peace, or following a fragile peace, OTI’s programs serve as catalysts for positive political change.


For more information, see Where We Work.



For more information on the Office of Transition Initiatives, email DCHA.OTIOutreachMailList@usaid.gov

For media inquiries, please contact the Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs at 202-712-4320 or usaidpressofficers@usaid.gov.

Last updated: December 04, 2014

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