Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Governance and Transparency in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us

La Asociación de Jóvenes Empresarios (ANJE) was created in 1978, and has as its mission to serve as a conduit for the ideas of its members for visionary and concrete solutions to the problems that . . .affect the economic, social and institutional development of the country.


ADEMI is a private non-profit institution, that is neither political nor religious, which was created by Presidential Decree No. 745 of February 11, 1983, by virtue of Law 520 of July 26, 1920, relat . . .ing to organizations with a social interest.
It was founded by Mr. Camilo Lluberes H., together with the national private sector, as a response to the need to address the prevailing problems of unemployment and underemployment in the country.
It started its operations in 1983 in the marginalized neighborhoods of the city of Santo Domingo, with the principal objective to create and strengthen employment through financial and managerial assistance to micro and small enterprises that operate in this urban area. Afterwards, on the initiative of groups and provincial organizations from different regions of the country, it began to extend its program throughout the entire national territory.
In 1988, the Monetary Board approved a license to carry out banking operations as Banco de Desarrollo at the same time that it opened its doors as Banco Ademi. At this moment, ADEMI because the social arm of Banco Ademi.

Cámara Americana de Comercio de la República Dominicana

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic) (AMCHAMDR) (La Cámara Americana de Comercio de la República Dominicana) is a non-profit organization comprised of 2,100 companies . . ., both Dominican and American, that seeks to empower its members to maximize the development of their potential based on three pillars – economic, professional and social – through the facilitation of access to information, opportunities, a best practices culture, respect for the rule of law and corporate social responsibility.
AMCHAMDR is the only institution of its kind with a true presence at the national level through 9 offices throughout the country: Santiago, Moca, San Francisco, La Vega, Puerto Plata, San Pedro, La Romana, Higüey y Baní.
The activities organized by AMCHAMDR are specifically designed to keep its members informed of the most important business world trends, both nationally and internationally. Through its offering of services it strives to, in addition, offer them concrete solutions and opportunities for business and professional growth that succeed in having a positive impact on the economic development of their companies and, as a consequence, of the country.

Coalición Educación Digna

Coalición Educación Digna (CED) began in 2010 as the joint effort of a group of more than 200 civil society organizations and activists who sought, through peaceful civic action, compliance with th . . .e Ley General de Educación No. 66-97, which since 1997 established that 4% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) be directed to pre-university public education. Armed with yellow umbrellas emblazoned with the slogan “4% para la Educación, ” a social movement began that kept growing to include more individuals and organizations until it became a true civic avalanche. Finally, in 2013, a national budget was approved that designated 4% of GDP to pre-university education. CED, from then on and through distinct instances of social oversight, monitors the efficient and optimal use of the 4% resources to ensure quality public education.

Fundación IOMG

The Fundación IOMG was founded in 2008 to promote independent thought and the formulation of strategies with respect to legal aspects related to the development of the Dominican Republic.
It arose a . . .s the initiative of a group of professionals and academics who saw the need to strengthen higher education in the country, believing it appropriate to created a foundation dedicated to fostering the development of general education, in the fields of research and formation through through the establishment and support of entities that promote it.
The INSTITUTO OMG (IOMG) was FIOMG’s first initiative to foment research and teaching, constituting an Institute Specializing in Research and Formation in Legal Sciences. It was accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología (CONESCYT) in November of 2010 and began its programs in 2012.

Fundación para el Desarrollo Comunitario, Save the Children Dominicana, Inc.

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. Established in the United King . . .dom in 1919, Save the Children seeks to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. Save the Children began its work in the Dominican Republic in 1972, in the Community of Loma de Cabrera near the Haitian border. In 1976, Fundación para el Desarrollo Comunitario (FUDECO), also known as Save the Children Dominicana, Inc., was established, and today has projects in eight Dominican provinces.

Fundación Popular, Inc.

Fundación Popular, Inc. is the social agenda arm of Grupo Popular and its affiliates and works in the area of economic, social and environmental sustainability policies. It also strengthens other f . . .oundations and social organizations in the Dominican Republic which promote sustainability initiatives in favor of the social, economic and environmental growth of the nation.
As a corporate foundation, Fundación Popular operates as a guarantor of the other social responsibility actions of Grupo Popular and its affiliates, through Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), as a fundamental part of the Sustainable Action Model.


The Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral (IDDI) was founded and incorporated in 1984, under Decree No. 2067, during the Presidency of Doctor Salvador Jorge Blanco. It was created in order to . . .overcome the effects of poverty in rural and urban areas, and is comprised of men and women working together with people in communities who are interested in improving their lives and those of their neighbors.
IDDI has the following departments:
Social Promotion: Focuses on topics such as Training and Community, Environmental and Vocational Organization; Child Advocacy and Literacy.
Health: Primary Health Care, Health Education, Maternal and Child Health, Prevention of HIV / AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Physical Projects: Infrastructure, Sanitation, Community Housing and Construction Equipment.
Microcredit Center: Micro-credit business and vocational technical training.
BioIDDI: Research, biofuels, watershed management, reforestation, soil conservation.
Sustainability Center: IDDI initiatives with the private sector with support from the following companies: Karaya, S.A., Blue Nile, S.A., Almacenes de Mercancías CAMI, Cocina Industrial, Hospital Paraíso, Dominican Renewables y CBCX.
Since IDDI’s inception it has been collaborating with the various divisions of the Dominican government, both at the municipal and state level. Furthermore, it aims to develop a corporate strategy based on collaboration with both the international and private sector.
Among the many initiatives IDDI promotes, we would like to highlight: [EcoCiclo[/b], a program that collects recyclable material; Repapel, promoting products made from 100% recycled paper; Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, which is focused on strengthening governance, building local capacity, promoting research and training of human resources; Risk Management Unit, which aims to guide, control and direct the actions of Risk and Emergency Management; Youth Unit, whose overall objective is to promote, develop and provide young people in vulnerable areas with a space for personal growth by promoting healthy lifestyles.

Participación Ciudadana

Participación Ciudadana (PC) is a civic, non-partisan movement. It is the National Chapter of Transparency International in the Dominican Republic, was formed in October of 1993, and became legally . . . constituted in January of 1996, with the goal of promoting the coordination of civil society and encouraging civic participation, in order to achieve political, institutional and democratic reforms that the country needs, seeking the strengthening of and a greater participation of civil society in the diverse realms of social life, thereby contributing to the consolidation of democracy and the modernization of the State.

Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo

Since our creation by the UN in 1965, in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) we have concentrated on helping to strengthen national capabilities around the planet. We have a global netwo . . .rk that promotes Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), human rights and gender equality, and we offer technical assistance with the goal of reaching sustainable human development taking into account the priorities of each country.