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The Open Development Initiative (ODI) is an open data and information network developed by EWMI that sheds light on development trends in the Lower Mekong Basin.

USAID’s new Partners for Financial Stability Program (PFS) is a three-year regional program that builds upon USAID and EWMI's prior work in the financial sector while addressing some of the key challenges posed by the global financial crisis in the partner countries in Southeast Europe and Eurasia.
With a start-up grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, EWMI launched the PtP Initiative in 2008 to explore and promote the PtP option. The PtP Initiative is the first concerted effort to pursue this option for creating indigenous charitable endowments out of the proceeds of privatization transactions and has received support from the Charles Stewart Mott, Volkswagen, King Baudouin, la Caixa, and Ford foundations, as well as from a coalition of eight Italian foundations of banking origin.
Ongoing EWMI takes pride in its commitment to its local partners, and established the Partner Legacy Support Program in 2013 as a mechanism to continue to fund its partners around the world. To date, EWMI has accepted donations from individuals, foundations, and donor advised funds for partners in Cambodia, Kosovo and Liberia that promote access to justice for the most vulnerable groups in various political, economic and cultural contexts.

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The East-West Management Institute Inc., (EWMI) is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear colleague and friend, Trish Spencer. As EWMI Zimbabwe’s Office Manager, Trish worked tirelessly to support our organization's mission while selflessly raising her beloved son, Costa, as a single mother.

EWMI is pleased to announce the addition of David Tolbert to its Board of Directors.

The New America’s Open Technology Institute and the Philanthropication thru Privatization (PtP) project released Towards a Digita

In late March 2022, EWMI established the Solidarity with Ukraine – Small Grants Program to provide funding and networking support to: (i) civil society organizations (CSOs) still operating in Ukraine; (ii) operating Ukrainian CSOs that have moved to neighboring countries; and (iii) CSOs in Poland

EWMI established the Partner Legacy Support Program in 2013 as a mechanism to continue to fund its partners around the world.

Dear EWMI Community,

Even as we start to emerge from the ravages of COVID-19, here in the United States we are confronting, again, an old and persistent enemy: racism.

As in other historical and existing public health crises, vulnerable groups are disproportionally shouldering the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, underlying inequalities are often exacerbated in emergencies, and the current pandemic is no different in that respect.

EWMI is closely following developments related to the current outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID – 19) and monitoring guidelines provided by relevant international, national and local public health authorities.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having profound global health, societal and economic impacts.  In addition, it is also affecting the rule of law around the world.

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. is hosting a panel discusssion, The Disappearing Trial: Human Rights and Trial Waivers, at the 26th Session of the UN CCPCJ on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 1:10 - 2:00 p.m., in conference Room MOE79.

EWMI reached (and exceeded) our goal for our campaign to Support Liberians in the Fight against Ebola!

EWMI is working with the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) to support the Kosovo Oral History Initiative, a collective of women of different generations, nationalities and competences, whose mission is to record life stories.

EWMI awarded a Partner Legacy Support Program grant to Prison Fellowship Liberia to support its work preventing the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease to the prison population in Liberia.

EWMI provided funding to support the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia (PIC), an independent organization whose mission is to support capacity development, research and training, and to develop information networks for members of the Cambodian Parliament.  EWMI’s funding and technical assi

The work of EWMI’s “Philanthropication thru Privatization” Project (PtP) was featured in The Economist on September 21st, 2013. Led by EWMI Project Director Dr. Lester M.

A crucial barrier to the development of community foundations and other community-based philanthropic institutions in less-developed regions of the world has been the general lack of capital to underwrite their operations.