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June 13, 2016
On January 14, Tunisia celebrated the fifth anniversary of its 2011 revolution, an event that sparked a regional wave of civil protests in the Arab world known internationally as the “Arab Spring." Tunisia was fortunate to not endure the bloodbath that many revolutions around the region produced,... Read More
June 10, 2016
Two interesting developments occurred in Tunisia last month that inspire confidence in its young but promising democracy.  First, the elected leader of Ennahda, the main Islamist political party and member of the governing coalition, announced at the party’s 10th congress in May that it would... Read More
June 10, 2016
As we remember President Ronald Reagan’s Westminster Speech on its 34th anniversary, IRI took a moment to honor the address to which we credit our establishment. We were privileged to hear John Sullivan, the retired executive director of Center for International... Read More
June 08, 2016
Welcome to Washington, Prime Minister Modi. Today Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a joint session of Congress.   This speech, the fifth by a sitting Indian Prime Minister, highlights the durable bond shared between the world’s two largest democracies.  On this occasion... Read More
June 08, 2016
June 8 marks the 34th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's historic address to the British Parliament. While many remember his speech for his bold declaration that "Marxism-Leninism" would be left "on the ash heap of history," tragically, it seems that modern audiences have forgotten what... Read More
June 07, 2016
In Greater Jerash municipality, a public park named Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar Park had fallen into disuse over the years. Many citizens thought that the park could still serve its purpose of benefitting the community after some rehabilitation work, and wondered how they could make this happen. When... Read More
June 07, 2016
Beginning in January, IRI has partnered with seven Jordanian municipalities to improve street lighting. The impetus was twofold: First, the project responds to citizen surveys collected using a mobile app IRI developed called Baldytak, meaning “Your Municipality.” Thirty-five percent of citizens... Read More
June 06, 2016
If you work in international development, chances are you’ve been there – in a meeting, on a call, or over email where some person starts going on about why your project’s anticipated outcomes are really more like higher level outputs and the logic model needs to be built out to better reflect the... Read More
June 06, 2016
There are a dizzying array of new development ideas and frameworks out there right now. However, there is some order to all these frameworks and, while there is certainly overlap, you can begin to see commonalities between these frameworks. We can see three broad categories. First, there are... Read More
June 05, 2016
Hace unas semanas tuve la oportunidad de participar en la V Conferencia Anual de Prevención de la Violencia e Intervención de Los Ángeles, organizada por la Coalición de Prevención de Los Ángeles (VPCGLA, por sus siglas en inglés) y Hospitales Contra la Violencia Empoderando Vecindarios  (... Read More

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