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December 16, 2019
From Venezuela to Hong Kong, 2019 has certainly put freedom to the test—but has also shown how the desire for democracy burns brighter than anyone would even have imagined. We at IRI are proud of the work we do every day to push back against authoritarianism and help our partners on the ground to... Read More
December 13, 2019
This morning, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dutifully met with the Queen in the wake of a massive victory by his Conservative Party – a victory that will now clearly “get Brexit done,” but one that also has recolored the electoral map of the United Kingdom in a way few thought possible. With... Read More
December 10, 2019
  El Instituto Republicano Internacional (IRI) apoya a los valientes defensores de derechos humanos y activistas democráticos alrededor del mundo que trabajan para asegurar un futuro mejor para sus países. En el día de su juicio, decidimos resaltar a uno de los activistas de derechos humanos... Read More
December 10, 2019
The International Republican Institute (IRI) stands with the brave human rights defenders and democracy activists around the world working to secure a better future for their countries. On the day of his trial, we decided to profile one of Cuba’s most prominent human rights activists, Jose Daniel... Read More
December 05, 2019
As part of its efforts to shut down citizen protests demanding political reform, the Nicaraguan government has stifled freedom of the press, accused civil society organizations of plotting a coup and arbitrarily detained hundreds of people. A new... Read More
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