SDI works with government, civil society organizations (CSOs), political parties, active citizens and all other stakeholders to improve their performance and promote viable and responsive democratic practices in their societies. This includes, but is not limited to, accountable and good governance, sustainable and vibrant civil society, actively engaged political parties, rule of law, citizens participation in democratic processes (e.g. elections), transparent elections, human rights, peace and effective advocacy.
In Afghanistan and Pakistan, development progress has been threatened by decadeds of conflict and insecurity. Since the early 1990s, Creative has been a committed partner to the residents of both countries, helping to stablize vulnerable communities, expand employment and build quality education delivery systems, even in the most crisis-affected areas.
When conflict disrupted the education system and caused well-trained Afghans to flee then country, for example, Creative partnered with the emerging private sector to rebuild these skills among residents, creating demand-driven training and job of placement programs that have helped more than 21,000 Afghans land a position or secure a promotion.
Recognizing that a full recovery requires more than livelihoods, Creative's programs in the region have helped to strengthen trust between the government and vulnerable communities and have worked to ensure that students master literacy so they can contribute to economic development and peace in their countires.