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April 2018

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April 20, 2018
Textbook democratic theory argues that elected governments are more responsive to constituent concerns and usually produce better living conditions in their countries than authoritarian regimes because citizens in democracies have the power to remove their leaders from office. Compared to their... Read More
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 12, 2018
Last year I had the opportunity to join my fellow young African leaders at the Generation Democracy Regional Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference addressed barriers to youth participation in governance... Read More
April 11, 2018
Following the Indonesian occupation, nearly half of the women in Timor-Leste were left widowed, forcing them to be the sole providers for their households. However, their work in food production and unpaid household work does not... Read More
April 10, 2018
As a key bridge between citizens and decision-makers, strengthening civil society supports a citizen-oriented and citizen-driven approach to promoting democracy. To this end, IRI’s Civil Society Community of Practice is conducting a series of interviews with current and former civil society... Read More
April 09, 2018
The poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on March 4 has been covered quite extensively in the Czech media. Approximately 900 articles mentioning Skripal were published from March 4-19 and monitored by our team at the Prague... Read More
April 06, 2018
Despite efforts to improve water quality and access, Nigeria still ranks among the top 5 countries with the worst access to sanitary water. In February, Nigeria’s government launched the... Read More
April 05, 2018
To those watching the upcoming April 13-14 VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru: fasten your seat belts, it might be a bumpy ride. For openers, the chosen theme “Democratic Governance against Corruption” is now a sensitive subject in the host country and in neighboring states. Second, Peru’s... Read More

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