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August 02, 2018
Last May in Chernivtsi, a small city tucked away in southwestern Ukraine, a group of 50 citizens representing the city’s housing associations (known by Ukrainians as OSBBs) pledged to form an organization that would represent the interests of all homeowners and hold the municipal government to... Read More
May 24, 2018
Disinformation campaigns often exploit existing cleavages within democratic societies or seek to sow doubt in democratic processes or institutions. These attacks—no matter their form—are often political in nature, so we believe that any strategy to push back must have a strong political component—... Read More
February 07, 2018
The Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) has developed a framework to identify key barriers to women’s political engagement. The “SheVotes” gender assessment toolkit can inform the design of interventions to increase women’s political participation and leadership.  In partnership with IRI’s... Read More
July 11, 2017
In our seventh episode of "Global,"  we are talking with United States Senator and IRI Chairman John McCain, Ukrainian Parliament Member Hanna Hopko and IRI’s Director for Eurasia... Read More
April 26, 2017
Last week, IRI’s Center for Insights in Survey Research released the findings of an extensive public survey conducted in Kyrgyzstan. It is the first public survey in the country... Read More
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
December 15, 2016
For many years, Olga Pikula had encountered firsthand the plight of homeless animals in her hometown of Mariupol, Ukraine through her own volunteer work. It wasn’t until working with IRI as a newly-elected LEO (local elected official) of Mariupol’s City Council, however, that she felt truly... Read More
November 22, 2016
To bring about change at all is difficult enough; to inspire change when no one else acknowledges the problem is practically a Herculean feat. “My colleagues did not understand why I was addressing the issue of out-of-school education,” recalls Ukrainian Olga Chichina. “No one has worked with this... Read More
September 26, 2016
Much has been written about the recent elections for the Russian State Duma, which took place Septemeber the 18th.  Most post-election analysis has centered on the ruling United Russia party dominating the results, noting that the party acquired enough seats for a constitutional majority,... Read More
September 09, 2016
IRI is proud to announce the release of its first interim election assessment report ahead of Georgia’s October 8th parliamentary elections. IRI’s long-term election... Read More

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