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October 15, 2018
From public health to education, a lack of access to clean water has a reverberating impact on the daily lives of millions of people around the world — making water scarcity an issue of paramount importance for anyone concerned with issues of sustainable development and women’s rights. According... Read More
October 12, 2018
Since President Yahya Jammeh was forced from office in January 2017, the operational environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) in The Gambia has improved significantly. Under Jammeh, human rights-focused CSOs were routinely... Read More
October 11, 2018
Around the world, young consumers of news are having trouble distinguishing credible sources from unreliable ones; this is becoming an increasing challenge for Tanzanian youth. Misinformation and disinformation continue to threaten democracies, as the accessibility of this disinformation continues... Read More
October 10, 2018
In the process recently of reorganizing the far-too-many books in our house, I came across Dezinformatsya: Active Measure in Soviet Strategy by my graduate school professor Richard H. Shultz and his colleague Roy Godson, published in 1984. In my Soviet Studies focus at the Fletcher School of Law... Read More
October 09, 2018
“Business as usual will never lead to growth and development. Only through innovation and change will you see real progress!” – Mohammed Dewji, Pan-African Entrepreneur Life in the Sahel region brings many challenges for young people; whether these challenges stem from violent extremism, poverty... Read More
October 04, 2018
The International Republican Institute (IRI) was present for the off-cycle gubernatorial elections on September 22, 2018 in Osun State, Nigeria. We traveled to Osun State, Nigeria to assess recent reforms pursued by the electoral commission and security forces to improve the electoral environment... Read More
October 03, 2018
This August, IRI’s Office of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (OMEL) brought together 27 staff from 20 field offices and DC to the first MEL Summer Institute to learn about the foundations and new trends of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL).  The... Read More
October 02, 2018
Inter-party violence in the lead up to The Gambia’s April and May 2018 local elections resulted in the Gambian police temporarily banning all political activities in January 2018. To quell potential future incidents of politically motivated violence, the ... Read More
October 01, 2018
Those who work in the fields of public administration, social science and political science have probably heard about the term “collaboration”; a term that many scholars relate very closely with the modern concept of democratic governance. This word “collaboration” gives us an opportunity to... Read More
September 28, 2018
In early February 2018, the Maldives descended into political chaos as President Abdulla Yameen used a state of emergency to crack down on opposition. Since his election in 2013, President Yameen has grown increasingly authoritarian and built closer alliances with China. The region watched as... Read More

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