Directorio Legislativo for the americas

ESTABLISHED IN WASHINGTON DC, HOSTS THE REGIONAL PROJECTS OF THE ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN ARGENTINA

History

Directorio Legislativo’s regional work began when it founded the Latin American Network for Legislative Transparency (LALT Network) in 2009. The Network promotes an ambitious regional pro-transparency agenda. It currently encompasses 24 NGOs from 13 LAC countries. In 2011 it published the first Latin American Index on Legislative Transparency to measure and rank participating countries’ legislative openness. Directorio Legislativo still plays a key role in steering the work of the LALT Network.

The recognition and experience gained by Directorio Legislativo along the way prompted us to engage in other regional and global initiatives: the founding of OpeningParliament.org; the development and running of a legislative tracking system in eighteen LAC countries; the formation first of the Legislative Openness Working Group within the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and then, in 2018, of its replacement, the Open Parliament e-Network (OPeN); and the appointment of our CEO to OGP’s Steering Committee, to name a few.

Directorio Legislativo for the Americas, also known as DL4A, is a non-partisan non-profit which aims to make policymaking in the Americas more representative, transparent, open to stakeholder input, and easier for citizens to track.

DL4A is a sister organization of Directorio Legislativo, a non-profit founded and based in Argentina, which works strengthen legislatures and consolidate democracy in Latin America through dialogue, transparency and access to public information. DL4A’s offices are in the US, where it serves as a hub for directing most of our multi-country or regional work.

he work of DL4A is led and performed by Directorio Legislativo’s team of experts, many of whom are based in Argentina, with the collaboration of external consultants from other LAC countries.

Most of the work is developed in partnership with local and international NGOs, and both public and private supporters, through established alliances and networks.

Where we are

ADDRESS

1110 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, United States

PHONE

(+786) 725-1986