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November 2015

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November 30, 2015
“Do you think we Muslims are all terrorists?” As an IRI trainer, I occasionally happen to travel beyond Europe to help my colleagues in other regions, and because of the relative proximity of my region to the Middle East as well as North and Sub-Saharan Africa, these trainings are often held in... Read More
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Thibault Muzergues

Resident Program Director, Europe Division
November 24, 2015
Integrating M&E in our offices: my personal experience Okay, I admit that monitoring and evaluation does sound like a mysterious science mastered by people who design complicated and exhausting tables and use difficult words such as “indicators” or “input and output” to complicate even more... Read More
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Youssra Bakhir

Program Coordinator and M&E Specialist, Morocco
November 24, 2015
In the week and a half since the atrocity in Paris, the West has united behind calls to redouble the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) wherever the terror network may be found.  French President Hollande has declared the attacks an "act of war" and promised a pitiless... Read More
November 24, 2015
Monday afternoon, November 9, in the lobby of the Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon, Burma. It was the day following Election Day. The day after millions of citizens had overcome long lines and sweltering heat to cast their votes in the country’s historic elections. Every one of us there was a western... Read More
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Mark Green

President
November 23, 2015
Este 22 de noviembre estuve en la Argentina donde se celebró por primera vez una segunda vuelta o balotaje presidencial entre los dos candidatos más votados en las elecciones del 25 de octubre.  Después de 12 años de gobiernos de Nestor y Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, los argentinos... Read More
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Patricio Gajardo

Director Residente
November 20, 2015
While the fanfare and excitement surrounding the elections in Tanzania seem calm by the standards of some other African countries, you could certainly feel buzz in the air on Saturday, one day before Election Day.  The streets were lined with the flags of the two main parties: CHADEMA (who is... Read More
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Kathleen Schmermund

Program Officer, Africa Division
November 16, 2015
Last week, Mohammad Allahham, IRI’s local staff member based in Amman, Jordan, attended the American Evaluators Association (AEA)’s 2015 annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. The AEA conference is more than what... Read More
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Dylan Diggs

Assistant Evaluation Officer, Middle East North Africa Division
November 15, 2015
The attacks in Paris on Friday were designed by their perpetrators to accomplish a number of goals, some tactical and some more strategic.  Tactically, of course, they achieved the most basic objective:  to kill randomly as many innocent people as they could, people simply having dinner... Read More
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Jan Surotchak

Regional Director, Europe
November 12, 2015
Recently I was in Morocco where I had the opportunity to sit down with political party members from across the country and lead a discussion about their experiences participating in the latest parliamentary elections on Sept. 4, 2015. Each conference, held in Marrakech, Guelmim and Agadir, spurred... Read More
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Dylan Diggs

Assistant Evaluation Officer, Middle East North Africa Division
November 12, 2015
Sunday, October 25, voters in municipalities throughout Colombia went to the polls to elect governors, mayors, and city council members. As the first elections since President Juan Manuel Santos announced major advances in the three-year-old peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces... Read More
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Casey Cagley

Assistant Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Division

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