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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
December 09, 2017
Fake news and corruption are two significant issues testing the fabric of Mongolian democracy today. Although these challenges have been widely covered global trends, with fake news becoming somewhat of a buzz word in the realms of politics and international development, neither issues are new but... Read More
December 08, 2017
Wherever it occurs, corruption kills, wastes money, and weakens democracy. Corruption is far too common in the public sector according to the 2016 International... Read More
December 04, 2017
Alrededor del mundo el termino populismo está siendo objeto de estudio de diversos actores de la sociedad, quienes han expuesto su preocupación por construir comunidades en donde las diversas ideologías logren convivir entre sí. El término ha recobrado gran relevancia en las discusiones políticas... Read More
November 30, 2017
At IRI, we believe that sustainable results are more likely when supported by multiple stakeholders – political parties, civic activists, and local government officials. Therefore, since January, we have been piloting an innovative local governance program in four cities across Ukraine—... Read More
November 28, 2017
What makes an opposition party effective? And why do they need to be? The answers to these questions were the main themes of the Political Alternatives Summit IRI organized in Vienna. This Summit gathered leaders and senior party officials from 25 different parties and 16 countries from all over... Read More
November 24, 2017
During the municipal elections in my hometown a couple of years ago, I left work early and went downtown to vote. I presented my ID, the poll workers smiled, and I went to a booth. I recognized the names on the ballot from campaign ads around town and my research. If I didn’t like any of the... Read More
November 21, 2017
Durante los próximos dos años tendremos un importante número de elecciones que se llevarán a cabo en la zona del Triángulo Norte y México (TNM).  Este ciclo electoral comenzará con las elecciones generales de Honduras (Noviembre 2017); elecciones legislativas y municipales en El Salvador (... Read More