Strong democratic governance, accountability to civil society, and safety and security are key to the economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean that will help reduce poverty, promote equality, and maintain citizens' trust in democratic systems.

Tetra Tech helps developing and transitioning countries establish and strengthen institutions and programs for democratic, accountable governance and effective justice systems that are essential for equitable economic growth, social development, protection of human rights, and security.

Tetra Tech’s international development experts strive to understand each country’s unique characteristics and practices and develop programs that facilitate transparency, decentralization, rule of law, and civic participation. Our approach builds the skills, knowledge, and capacity of communities to implement meaningful democratic reforms and sustainable, long-term development.

Tetra Tech’s services in this sector include:

  • Anti-corruption, transparency, and accountability
  • Human and institutional capacity building
  • Decentralization and improved local governance
  • Land tenure and property rights
  • Public administration reform
  • Rule of law and human rights
  • Legislative strengthening
  • Security and stabilization

Learn more about our democracy and governance services worldwide.

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Enhanced Livelihood Initiative

Promoting Stability and Economic Development in Colombia

Helping improve livelihoods by engaging the government, the private sector, and local communities

Tenure and Global Climate Change

Tenure and Global Climate Change (TGCC)

Analyzing how land tenure and resource rights relate to climate change adaptation and mitigation

Rural Colombia

Land and Rural Development Project, Colombia

Helping the Government of Colombia to resolve land issues at the heart of country’s 50-year internal conflict


Justice Service Delivery and Sector Reform Project, Haiti

Building a fair and effective justice system to increase citizen security and foster the rule of law

Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Program, Colombia

Ensuring that public policy meets the needs of Afro-Colombian and indigenous populations to create improved livelihoods