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January 17, 2017
On January 17, we launched "Global", IRI’s new podcast. If you have not heard the first episode highlighting Russia, check it out HERE. If you have already downloaded “Global”, thank you for listening!  Our inaugural episode featured Senator... Read More
January 10, 2017
Since 2014, IRI has been working to help bridge the gap between local government, civil society organizations, and at-risk youth and communities. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for Democracy, IRI is bringing together these diverse stakeholders through agenda-building roundtables,... Read More
January 05, 2017
Precedent is highly important in legal systems, but what about precedent in new democracies? How can new democracies establish democratic norms and processes when there’s little precedent for it? For Mongolia’s thriving civil society, embarking on campaign finance oversight marks an... Read More
January 04, 2017
The last few weeks of 2016 saw three major electoral developments in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first was on December 1, when Gambians ousted 22-year incumbent President Yahya Jammeh at the ballot box. His loss was not as surprising as his rather swift... Read More
January 03, 2017
It is somehow customary for humans to believe that calendars can influence the beginning and the end of their troubles.  In many locations around the globe, December 31, 2016 was viewed as a hopeful end to what was certainly a tough year.  Political tsunamis, increasing terror threats... Read More
December 28, 2016
A talented young woman from the Orjan district of Al-Oyoun, Jordan, Nihad Bani Sa’eed, is an impressive new graduate of IRI’s Empower program. (Lean more about our Empower program here) “I gained a lot of life skills that... Read More
December 27, 2016
Pareciera que para el año 2016 hay una palabra que se repitió constantemente en los medios alrededor del mundo: Corrupción. Es que en diversas sociedades se ha pasado más allá de la indignación al hartazgo y rabia ante los escandalosos casos de corrupción; aparentemente el rechazo de las sociedades... Read More
December 22, 2016
Since the 2010-2011 revolution, Tunisia’s government has struggled through multiple changes in leadership as it finds it footing and embarks on a new phase of history.  Over the course of the ongoing transition faith in the government has waned as public expectations, especially among youth,... Read More
December 21, 2016
On December 7, I was deployed as part of an IRI team that conducted an Election Day assessment of women’s participation in Ghana’s electoral process. I was deployed to Ghana’s Northern Region. During my trip, I had the opportunity to meet and interview women to get a better understanding of their... Read More
December 20, 2016
Dina Bani Doumi says that she feels inspired and more confident since joining IRI’s Empower program in 2014. “The program helped me a lot! First and foremost, in my daily life among family members, I feel like I can speak... Read More

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