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January 19, 2018
As a key bridge between citizens and decision-makers, strengthening civil society supports a citizen-oriented and citizen-driven approach to promoting democracy. To this end, IRI’s Civil Society Community of Practice is conducting a series of interviews with current and former civil society... Read More
January 17, 2018
For the second time, the Federal Government of Mexico, through the Secretariat of Public Function and the Coordination of the National Digital Strategy, gave annual recognition to organizations and departments that are making the government more open and collaborative. This year, the... Read More
January 17, 2018
Moving from protest to policy is not easy at a time when the biggest problem we’re all facing is lack of faith in our institutions. Years of patriarchal, archaic structures have marginalized many in our communities, and driven many voices to the fringes – but this has also made us restless for... Read More
January 12, 2018
USAID Administrator and former IRI president Mark Green once said, “The purpose of development assistance is to end its need to exist. Each of our programs should look forward to the day when it can end, and, around the world, we... Read More
January 03, 2018
Shared histories, a common language, and emerging democratic legislatures are common threads that link Colombia, Guatemala and Peru. Citizens in each country have overwhelmingly voiced their support for the growth and sustainability of democratically-elected governments, and as a result, leaders... Read More
January 02, 2018
On June 18, 2016, Mexico transitioned to a new penal justice code—an accusatory system based on a presumption of innocence. The new code created an independent prosecutor’s office and alternative mechanisms for resolving conflicts. For example, now Mexicans can address local amicable disputes... Read More
December 27, 2017
Por segunda vez, el Gobierno Federal de México a través de la Secretaría de la Función Pública y la Coordinación de la Estrategia Digital Nacional entregan los... Read More
December 15, 2017
Since June 2017, IRI has conducted a series of activities across Uganda aimed at helping youth to understand and become more engaged in the constitutional review process taking place in the country. In seven districts around the country IRI hosted constitutional literacy forums and advocacy... Read More
December 13, 2017
The local government sector is one of the biggest success stories in Ukraine today.  Since 2015, when IRI began measuring municipal service satisfaction and political/social attitudes in Ukraine's 24 largest cities, there have been year-on-year increases in public satisfaction with local... Read More
December 09, 2017
A couple years ago, a major corruption scandal came to light in Brazil.  An investigation called “Operation Car Wash” (Operação Lava Jato) uncovered evidence that the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht had set up an elaborate system to pay bribes, overcharge on public works... Read More

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