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April 19, 2018
A small country in West Africa, where one must take a 30-minute long ferry ride on the Atlantic Ocean to get from the airport to the capital, Sierra Leone tends to receive international media attention only when tragedies strike. Headlines have focused on Sierra Leone’s more-than-a-decade... Read More
April 17, 2018
One of the questions often posed regarding exchange programs is whether sustainable and lasting change can be facilitated through people-to-people contact across international borders without continued financial and organizational support from the original host of the exchange. Do exchange program... Read More
April 13, 2018
In March 2018, IRI held its fourth annual Ukraine Democratic Governance (DemGov) Conference in Kyiv to spotlight the various anti-corruption programs going on at the municipal, oblast and national level. Presentations also highlighted the implementation of the Institute's... Read More
April 02, 2018
Underrepresentation of women in politics is not a new issue since Georgia’s independence from the Soviet Union. Since 1998, the International Republican Institute (IRI) has been working on increasing women’s political participation through strengthening women’s... Read More
March 21, 2018
Last month, we attended a workshop hosted by Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP), a cross-disciplinary network of researchers and practitioners dedicated to generating and disseminating ... Read More
March 06, 2018
Why do women matter to the global economy? The Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) answers this question throughout the 2018 International Women’s Day Conference. This week, Women’s Democracy Network is hosting its annual International Women’s Day Conference in... Read More
March 05, 2018
In honor of International Women's Day, the Women's Democracy Network (WDN) will feature four of our members from around the world. Each woman comes from a different background and has a different story, but they embody many of same qualities; determination, passion... Read More
February 20, 2018
More than half of eligible voters in Nigeria are under the age of 35, yet less than five percent of youth in the country are elected members of government. Young Nigerians continue to turn out in large numbers to vote during key elections, yet remain disenfranchised from decision-making processes,... Read More
February 12, 2018
El presidente de Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, necesitaba hacer borrón y cuenta nueva en su gobierno. Tras ganar una ajustadísima elección presidencial con el 51.16% de los votos, Moreno requería legitimar su administración luego de romper con la legacía de su predecesor y purgar a figuras... Read More
February 04, 2018
An unusual vehicle is winding its way from town to town in El Salvador. It’s the Vota Bus and its goal is to educate citizens on how the voting process works ahead of the March 4 municipal and legislative elections. The retrofitted party bus is tricked out with touch-screen computers where... Read More