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Institute for State Effectiveness

The Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) works on pathways for economic development, peace, and stability within countries and across regions. We believe opportunity lies in developing the tools and insight to support communities, governments, and international organizations to make institutions more inclusive and accountable to citizens.

Washington, DC   |  https://effectivestates.org/

Mission

To address the challenge of accountability and governance through a system-building approach across governments, markets, and people.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Ms. Clare Lockhart

Main address

1050 30th St NW

Washington, DC 20007 USA

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EIN

20-5968997

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (Q05)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Afghanistan Support Program

Afghanistan will remain a politically complex context for the foreseeable future, in which no regular development cooperation can take place in the absence of a legitimate government. Innovative ways to respond to the deteriorating humanitarian, economic, and human rights situation are required. The program offers analysis, advice, and lessons learned (both from Afghanistan and other contexts) to inform policies and approaches to provide assistance to the population. It engages with international governments, multilateral agencies (e.g. World Bank and UN), as well as international and local NGOs. It also carries out periodic community-based assessments on access to aid in rural areas and the situation of women.

Population(s) Served

ISE’s Ukraine Reconstruction and Recovery Initiative aims to support effective decision-making by Ukrainian leadership and international allies on key issues while also setting the stage to align stakeholders toward a coordinated architecture for international assistance and reconstruction. The work is informed by ISE’s decades of experience working on country transformations and insights from Ukrainian experts and stakeholders. It utilizes the latest thinking, tools and best practices on country recoveries and transformations that are responsive to citizens and aim to re-establish the foundations for Ukraine’s future prosperity. In its analysis and support to stakeholders, ISE incorporates lessons from successful examples of post-conflict transformation, anticipates challenges and formulates policy recommendations for Ukrainian and international stakeholders going forward.

Population(s) Served

ISE’s program in Lesotho aims to improve transparency and accountability systems for government and the public evaluation of public finance and performance of public service delivery programs. ISE engages with a wide range of stakeholders in the country – from the national government to donors to communities and civil society actors. ISE’s program builds upon ongoing efforts to improve the recording and publishing of information related to government reforms through dashboards systems by incorporating budget and performance management information into existing reform tracker dashboards, developing recommendations for a public-facing reform tracker dashboard, and developing associated citizen-centered materials and tools based on dashboard content. This work will be reinforced through capacity building initiatives to ensure sustainable local ownership through knowledge transfer to the GOL and public during and after the project.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Institute for State Effectiveness

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Clare Lockhart

ISE

Philip Munger

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/01/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.