for Impact

To encourage innovations that come from civil society with the political reach to strengthen democratic states and provide quality public goods for all.

Shared Agenda
for Action

  • Strengthen public-private partnerships (between governments, civil society, the private sector, and political parties) to encourage political and institutional innovations that promote systemic changes in the way power is exercised, in order to produce long-lasting, effective, and replicable solutions.

  • Create new public institutions, both formal and informal, to serve as a democratic counterweight to the growth of organized crime in the region.

  • Support the work of governments by joining efforts to create and improve regulations designed to ensure effective and secure democratic processes.

  • Explore and support reforms to the representative practices exercised by political parties, in particular those that promote digital democracy.


Protest over the death of Norma Bustos and other victims of narcotraffickers in Santa Fe, Argentina. Photo courtesy of La Alameda.
Anti-mafia movement makes headway in Argentina

In 2014, the public agenda in Argentina was marked by indisputable evidence that organized crime had infiltrated the government - in different jurisdictions of the country - and by an increase in violent clashes among drug trafficking groups. In this context, national security forces carried out an operation to tackle organized crime in the city of Rosario, thanks in part to reports and information provided by Fundación La Alameda and the local chapter of the Red Nacional Antimafia (National Anti-mafia Network), which was created in 2013 with the support of Avina.


Voices from the Field

Sebastián Pilo

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), member organization of the La Otra Trama network

Clarisa Ercolano

Senior Editor of the MDZ Online newspaper from Mendoza, Argentina

Pablo Vagliente

Fundación Avina in Argentina

Documentary contributes to civil society debate in Mexico

In the highly sensitive social and political context following the disappearance of students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, the documentary "El valor de lo público" ("The value of public goods"), produced by Avina, became a tool for social and political debate in the Mexican cities where it was shown: Mexico City, Tijuana, and Monterrey.


Principal Allies in 2014