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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
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
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
March 20, 2017
Dinara Habibullaieva is a proactive young twenty-three-year-old who gets inspiration from helping achieve results for a better Ukraine. Dinara is an assistant to a Member of Ukraine’s Parliament in Kyiv.  However, back in her home town of Dnipro, Dinara also leads the youth wing of the BPP... Read More
December 20, 2016
For several years now, the German federal and state security services have managed to just outpace a number of planned terrorist attacks in the country.  Breaking up plot after plot just before it could be carried out, they had kept Germany’s citizens protected from the kinds of large-scale,... 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 07, 2016
The International Republican Institute’s (IRI) latest poll on Ukraine includes some figures on corruption that may seem shocking those unacquainted with the country. For example, one quarter of respondents who... Read More
August 28, 2016
Physical and mental disabilities have long been stigmatized in Post-Soviet countries. This stigmatization has contributed to the creation of systems that do not prioritize efficient service delivery for persons with disabilities, or the creation of social programs that would directly benefit them... Read More

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