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November 27, 2019
In November 2019, the Government of North Macedonia, with the backing of the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Open Finance Portal that publishes all state... Read More
November 25, 2019
November 25th marks the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a day created to emphasize the grave consequences of this form of violence and encourage global actors to address it. Members of IRI’s... Read More
November 18, 2019
Thirty years ago, riots over price hikes resulted in over two-hundred deaths and two-thousand injuries in Venezuela. Today, thanks to populist authoritarian solutions, the country is crippled by a severe political, economic and social crisis.  To help other countries avoid these kinds of... Read More
November 18, 2019
The crisis has roots in a leader’s efforts to stay in office beyond constitutional term limits.  Bolivia’s disputed October 20 general elections produced an outcome that few would have predicted—the resignations of President Evo Morales, his vice president, many appointees and key lawmakers... Read More
November 14, 2019
The International Republican Institute (IRI) is honored to join evaluation experts convening in Minneapolis for the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference, Paths to the Future of Evaluation. IRI staff will be sharing lessons learned in program evaluation and hearing about best... Read More
November 08, 2019
November 11 is Veterans Day, a time to honor those who have served in uniform and who continue to strengthen and enrich our country with their expertise and talents as civilians. In this blog post, the  International Republican Institute (IRI)’s Mark Koenig reflects on his military service... Read More
November 06, 2019
November marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but authoritarianism is still with us and growing stronger. Today, from Hong Kong to Venezuela, ordinary people are pushing back against authoritarian regimes. This anniversary is the perfect time for democracy advocates, such as the... Read More
November 05, 2019
Kosovo is one of the world’s youngest democracies and has made great progress since becoming an independent state in 2008. However, corruption and unemployment — especially youth unemployment — remain challenges. That’s why Xhemile Misinaj, a youth changemaker, entered municipal politics. This is... Read More
October 30, 2019
Diana Endeladze was a young girl when the dramatic events of the 2003 Rose Revolution transformed Georgia. Today, as a nonprofit leader, she is helping to connect Georgian youth with education and cultural exchange opportunities abroad. This is the first in a series of profiling members of the... Read More
October 17, 2019
Nonpartisan research is a valuable resource for legislators in democracies. But in many young democracies, like Timor-Leste, parliamentary research organizations are nascent and face significant obstacles in being accepted as nonpartisan. The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the U.S.... Read More

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