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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 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