The National Democratic Institute (NDI):
NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than two decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. NDI arrived in Afghanistan in early 2002 and has conducted programs to promote the participation of Afghan civic groups, political parties, women, and government bodies in the country’s political and electoral processes. Currently, NDI has a country office and seven provincial offices throughout Afghanistan. These are in Herat, Jalalabad, Kabul, Kandahar, Khost, Kunduz and Mazar-i-Sharif. Its operations are staffed by more than 100 Afghan employees.