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February 04, 2021
On February 8, Somalia is scheduled to hold parliamentary and presidential elections following three decades of war, fragmentation and the painstaking reconstruction of a permanent government. In a country where democracy has long seemed an improbable dream, a successful election would mark a... Read More
February 01, 2021
At the International Republican Institute (IRI), we are proud of the democratic advancements made through our programs, partnerships and networks around the world. None of these accomplishments would be possible, however, without our remarkable staff on the ground, many of whom are women. To... Read More
January 28, 2021
Con la continuación de la pandemia del COVID-19, gobiernos alrededor del mundo – especialmente en América Latina y el Caribe – se enfrentan al reto de actualizar sus sistemas de gobernanza para continuar la prestación de servicios. En este blog – originalmente... Read More
January 28, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, governments across the world – and especially those in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) – are faced with the challenge of updating their governance systems to continue delivering much-needed services to citizens. In this blog – originally published in... Read More
January 27, 2021
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 21 partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent and responsive... Read More
January 26, 2021
Months after voters approved a new constitution in Algeria, President Abdelmajid Tebboune signed into law the long-awaited amendments on January 1, 2021. While the constitution marks a step in the right direction for the economically fragile country, strengthening Algeria’s democracy will not be... Read More
January 22, 2021
Last month, IRI engaged 34 young leaders from around the world in its fourth annual Generation Democracy Global Summit – an event that empowers the next generation of changemakers to promote freedom at home and abroad. In this post, we shine a light on young peoples’ commitment to protecting... Read More
January 14, 2021
Ten years ago today, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia after more than two decades of undemocratic rule, marking the culmination of what is now known as the Jasmine Revolution.  The uprising erupted just a month earlier with the self-immolation of a fruit vendor in Sidi Bouzid that sparked... Read More
January 13, 2021
  On January 13th, Mongolia marked the 30th anniversary of its first democratic constitution. A communist country for most of the 20th century, Mongolia has today proven itself a buoy of democracy in a region where authoritarianism, corruption and disinformation are on the rise. Since... Read More
January 08, 2021
On December 27, citizens of Niger went to the polls to vote in the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections. With... Read More