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May 12, 2020
When groups and individuals are excluded from the democratic process or the wider civic life of their country, the quality of governance suffers, and elected officials lack vital input on public priorities. The risk of further marginalizing historically underrepresented groups is particularly acute... Read More
May 08, 2020
The government said it was impossible, and the opposition said it was inevitable. Now it has happened.  The presidential election scheduled for this Sunday, May 10, in Poland has been delayed, probably until July 12, as the parties of the governing coalition finally ended a tense game of... Read More
May 06, 2020
COVID-19 threatens not only lives and livelihoods, but also governments and democratic institutions. The International Republican Institute (IRI) is profiling our partners and other leaders who have been the “first responders” in our global fight to protect and strengthen democracy. In this new... Read More
May 06, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is disproportionately affecting marginalized communities around the world, including in Bangladesh. Minority groups such as Biharis and transgendered people live on the margins of society with restricted access to essential services, and are ill-prepared for a public health... Read More
May 04, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic poses serious challenges to democracies around the world, and particularly for countries preparing to hold elections in 2020. Serious questions over whether the conditions imposed by the pandemic will distort the democratic process are being tackled around the world, with... Read More
May 02, 2020
On May 3, 1991, a group of African journalists adopted the Windhoek Declaration, demonstrating their commitment to free press in the region and inspiring like-minded declarations worldwide. Nearly three decades later, we celebrate the... Read More
April 30, 2020
Today, we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Organization of American States’ (OAS) charter signing. The OAS is a multinational forum that, much like the International Republican Institute (IRI), embodies a commitment to democracy and good governance throughout the hemisphere. We are proud to... Read More
April 29, 2020
COVID-19 threatens not only lives and livelihoods, but also governments and democratic institutions. The International Republican Institute (IRI) is profiling our partners and other leaders who have been the “first responders” in our global fight to protect and strengthen democracy. In this new... Read More
April 29, 2020
Multiparty, issue-based parliamentary caucuses can help overcome political deadlock and spur essential initiatives. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of these caucuses has become crucial to overcoming legacies of mistrust and deep political divisions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). With support... Read More
April 28, 2020
Today marks the 37th anniversary of the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) founding. Throughout our nearly four decades of existence, we’ve seen the vital role that U.S. leadership grounded in American values has played in responding to generation-defining global challenges—ranging from the... Read More

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