Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER)
PODER is an award-winning, non-governmental, non-profit corporate accountability organization that leverages business intelligence, transparency technology, and community organizing to improve corporate transparency and accountability in Latin America and to strengthen civil society stakeholders of corporations as long-term accountability guarantors. Our vision is of a Latin America where the citizen sector is sufficiently powerful so as to be able to engage the public and private sectors in horizontal accountability relationships to ensure democracy and development. To accomplish this PODER builds power with civil society organizations (CSOs) by channeling information, know-how, capacity building, and accompaniment to local corporate stakeholders at strategic nodes of the Latin American economy where our work has the greatest long-term effect. Together, PODER and our partners engage corporations and other stakeholders to ensure on-going corporate accountability.