How We Work

In all of our projects, ELI works with local, in-country, and regional partners. These include NGOs, governments, universities, judges, private sector, and other local institutions; we also partner with international organizations. Over the years, ELI has hosted numerous Visiting Scholars from around the world. ELI’s projects and partners are in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa.

Sustainable Livelihoods

Natural resources play a fundamental role in fostering sustainable livelihoods around the world. From forests to fisheries to soils, ecosystems support a wealth of livelihood activities. These resources provide the basis for agriculture, livestock herding, and small business development, in addition to providing a source of fuel. In order to ensure the ability of impoverished and rural communities to provide for themselves and their families, sustainable management of these resources is critical.

Inter-American Program

Since 1989, ELI’s Inter-American Program has worked in more than 20 countries in the region, with an extensive network of local partners to promote strategies of sustainable development and the conservation of natural resources, seeking to make the law work for people, places, and the planet.