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May 21, 2020
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 legislatures. HDP is... Read More
January 27, 2020
As a leader in e-governance, Estonia has leveraged public-private partnerships to boost innovation, support its democratic institutions and establish itself as a top-rated democracy among post-Soviet states. Despite sharing a similar history, many countries in the region have struggled to emulate... Read More
January 03, 2018
Shared histories, a common language, and emerging democratic legislatures are common threads that link Colombia, Guatemala and Peru. Citizens in each country have overwhelmingly voiced their support for the growth and sustainability of democratically-elected governments, and as a result, leaders... Read More
March 07, 2017
This February, I had the pleasure of participating in a week of technical trainings in Kenya with the U.S. House of Representatives’ House Democracy Partnership (HDP) program. Two fellow trainers and I partnered with staff from IRI from Washington D.C. and Kenya to... Read More
November 18, 2016
From October 23-29, 2016, a five member, nonpartisan delegation representing the House Democracy Partnership (HDP)—Jed Meline, HDP Staff Director; Ana Sorrentino, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA); Mike Dankler, Legislative Director, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN); Jerry... Read More
October 24, 2016
This weekend, a delegation arrived in Guatemala City on behalf of the U.S. House of Representative’s House Democracy Partnership (HDP) program.  IRI will coordinate the assessment with close collaboration from the National Democratic Institute (NDI).  Our delegation is a diverse... Read More
September 22, 2016
Besides being prime places to experience South American cuisine, Colombia and Peru are in prime positions for their members of Congress and their staff to strengthen legislative services and oversight. The eagerness to energize such actions was brought to light during the series of technical... Read More
September 14, 2016
This morning I had the pleasure to witness the formal signing ceremony welcoming Sri Lanka into the House Democracy Partnership, or HDP.  HDP’s mission is to “promote responsive, effective government and strengthen democratic institutions by assisting legislatures in emerging democracies.”... Read More
August 22, 2016
This week, IRI as part of the U.S. House of Representative’s House Democracy Partnership (HDP) program, hits the road as we travel to Colombia and Peru with the goal of furthering HDP’s partnership with these important member countries.  HDP is a unique program; offering peer-to-peer exchange... Read More