The Yemen Polling Center (YPC) is an independent research center established in 2004. YPC aims to impact local and international policymaking with the ultimate goal to improve the living conditions of the Yemeni people. With its research and advocacy activities, YPC works towards a closer integration of public opinion into the policy-making process. While upholding the principles of the Human Rights Charta, YPC's strategy is to advocate for good governance reforms based on sound research and to support the creation of communication channels between citizens and state institutions. By seeking out and sharing positive stories and best-practices, YPC does not only aspire to put local communities into the position to help themselves but also to put Yemeni civil society activities into the spotlight.