Providus has been Latvia’s leading public policy think tank since 2002. Our mission is to promote evidence-based policy and open society values.
Providus is a public benefit non governmental organization. In cooperation with other think tanks in the Baltic Sea region, we aim to build a pan-Baltic network of public policy expertise.
Providus has been Latvia’s leading public policy think tank since 2002. Our mission is to promote evidence-based policy and open society values. Providus is a public benefit non governmental organization. In cooperation with other think tanks in the Baltic Sea region, we aim to build a pan-Baltic network of public policy expertise.
Since 2002, Providus’ impactful research and persistent advocacy has been crucial in establishing a well-functioning political party and election-campaign financing system in Latvia. Our expertise has proven indispensable to Latvian state institutions in developing legislation for citizen engagement at both the local and national level, for social entrepreneurship, off-the-courts settlements and victims’ rights.
We are the pioneers in Latvia for introducing idea crowdsourcing, e-campaigning, e-consultations and deliberative events with randomly selected citizens. Back in 2002, we created the first voting-advice platform in Latvia and have been upgrading it ever since.
We organize audience-engaging public discussions and events using interactive tools and media. We carry out public policy research, monitoring and evaluation, and advocate for public interests at local, national and EU level.
We advance citizen education on public policy matters. Providus launched the first Latvian database of public policy research and hosted politika.lv, the country’s most influential public policy media outlet. Our experts are the leading analysts and commentators on public policy issues in their respective domains.
We have a legacy of innovative approaches to governance, including interdisciplinary perspectives, data visualizations, tailor-made consultation formats, simulation games, artistic methods and others.
We have worked in Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, Kosovo, Serbia and various countries in Central Asia, promoting good governance and anti-corruption policies.
We have implemented grants from the European Commission, OECD, UNHCR, Council of Europe, British Council, Germany Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Open Society Institute, European Parliament and OSCE, among others.
The income of PROVIDUS comes from three main sources:
The projects awarded to PROVIDUS as part of tenders take up the biggest share, though the income the organisation gains from consulting brings in the money it can spend freely.
The consulting involves preparing reports for the needs of international institutions, governmental bodies and private enterprises (e.g. European Commission, UNHCR, OECD), moderating and hosting events, and training courses. For more information about how PROVIDUS experts conduct training courses, please visit the website of PROVIDUS.
|PROVIDUS in 2019|
|305,725 euro||263,877 euro|
Furthermore, in 2019, PROVIDUS had more than 20 smaller clients and project providers.