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October 08, 2020
On October 7th, Ecuador’s National Electoral Council (CNE) officially confirmed that 17 presidential candidates and more than 300 National Assembly (NA) candidates will be on the ballot in the February 7, 2021 elections. Considering that more than 221 political movements and 77,000 candidates... Read More
March 20, 2020
La erradicación de la corrupción y promulgación de mecanismos de rendición de cuentas por parte del gobierno se fortalecen con la participación de una ciudadanía comprometida y empoderada, particularmente a nivel local. Durante más de dos años, IRI ha apoyado a Cuenca, la capital de la provincia... Read More
March 19, 2020
Rooting out corruption and instilling government accountability relies on an engaged and empowered citizenry—particularly at the local level. For more than two years, IRI has supported Cuenca, the capital city of Ecuador’s Azuay province, in its efforts to strengthen municipal transparency. From... Read More
December 23, 2019
After a decade in which corruption in Ecuador reached new heights, the local elections of 2019 brought a new opportunity for genuine reform. However, most of these new government officials lacked the skills and experience to implement much-needed steps toward accountability and transparency. To... Read More
December 23, 2019
Después de una década en la que la corrupción en Ecuador consolidó nuevos alcances, las elecciones sectoriales de 2019 representaron una nueva oportunidad para una reforma genuina. Sin embargo, la mayoría de estos nuevos funcionarios gubernamentales carecen del desarrollo de habilidades y... 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
April 29, 2019
Después de las elecciones locales del 24 de marzo de 2019, Ecuador enfrenta un ambiente político fracturado. Si bien se identifican varios elementos de análisis para entender cómo estas recientes elecciones reflejan la transición de Ecuador hacia la consolidación de su democracia; dos elementos son... Read More