The Emerging Democracies Institute (EDI) is a 501 (c) 3 which supports the emergence of liberal democracies, just and accountable governments, and sustainable development worldwide by helping pro-democratic leaders and civic activists from post-conflict and post-authoritarian countries to have their voice heard in Washington, and by connecting policy-makers, media representatives and civil society organizations in emerging democracies in Southeast Europe and the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to exchange best practices and create lasting partnerships.