Global Dialogue believes that democracy, human rights and good governance can best be fostered by an active partnership between civil society and accountable government. Global Dialogue undertakes research, policy development, and educational activities, including publishing and training, to promote these ideals. Using our detailed local knowledge of civil society organisations in different parts of the world we also provide a sub-granting procedure to support local NGOs through establishing Strategic Funds. By supporting local organisations, embedded in their society and with legitimacy in their own communities, Global Dialogue can make a contribution that is distinct from that of other international donors.