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April 09, 2021
On April 11, Ecuadorians will take to the polls for the second round of presidential elections that – like so many others over the past year – face a unique set of pandemic-related challenges. In this blog, Nueva Democracia (New Democracy) Director Jaime Mendoza highlights the commitment of young... Read More
February 17, 2021
On February 7, Ecuador held its first presidential and legislative elections since 2017 when the populist former President Rafael Correa was succeeded by reformist President Lenin Moreno. The 2021 first round results offer a glimpse into the public’s sentiment on two very different types of... Read More
January 27, 2021
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... Read More
January 07, 2021
En octubre 7 de 2020, el Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) de Ecuador confirmó oficialmente que 16 candidatos a la presidencia y más de 300 candidatos a la Asamblea Nacional (AN) estarían en las papeletas de las elecciones de febrero 7 de 2021. Considerando que más de 221 movimientos políticos y... Read More
December 28, 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  ... Read More
November 10, 2020
As Ecuador prepares for presidential elections in February 2021, the ongoing fight against disinformation in the country will be key to ensuring voters make an informed decision next year and the integrity of the elections is protected. To provide Ecuadorians with fact-based, reliable reporting and... Read More
October 08, 2020
On October 7th, Ecuador’s National Electoral Council (CNE) officially confirmed that 16 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

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