Providus – General info

Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS

PROVIDUS is Latvia’s leading think tank, devoted to facilitating comprehensive policy change in areas important for Latvia’s development. PROVIDUS also provides expertise to other countries undergoing democratic transformation.

PROVIDUS areas of work are:

  • good governance, including anti-corruption, judicial reform, access to information, campaign finance;
  • criminal justice policy;
  • tolerance and inclusive public policy;
  • European policy, including migration policy and energy policy.

PROVIDUS activities include:
publishing research and policy analyses, providing expertise to the government in the policy-making process, advocacy and monitoring, consultancy services and training as well as promoting public participation by harnessing new internet-based tools. PROVIDUS provides an institutional home for the largest on-line policy resource in Latvia –

PROVIDUS is a non-governmental, non-partisan and not-for-profit association established in 2002.


For additional information, please visit: &

@providus & @politikalv



Project description and some useful materials – “Support for Victims of Crime: Substation or Nominal. Latvia and Beyond”:

Legal Aid Administration:

Association “Skalbes”:

Victims Support Centre:

Law on State Compensation to Victims – (eng):