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November 2017

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November 30, 2017
At IRI, we believe that sustainable results are more likely when supported by multiple stakeholders – political parties, civic activists, and local government officials. Therefore, since January, we have been piloting an innovative local governance program in four cities across Ukraine—... Read More
November 28, 2017
What makes an opposition party effective? And why do they need to be? The answers to these questions were the main themes of the Political Alternatives Summit IRI organized in Vienna. This Summit gathered leaders and senior party officials from 25 different parties and 16 countries from all over... Read More
November 24, 2017
During the municipal elections in my hometown a couple of years ago, I left work early and went downtown to vote. I presented my ID, the poll workers smiled, and I went to a booth. I recognized the names on the ballot from campaign ads around town and my research. If I didn’t like any of the... Read More
November 21, 2017
Durante los próximos dos años tendremos un importante número de elecciones que se llevarán a cabo en la zona del Triángulo Norte y México (TNM).  Este ciclo electoral comenzará con las elecciones generales de Honduras (Noviembre 2017); elecciones legislativas y municipales en El Salvador (... Read More
November 21, 2017
Throughout the year we have conducted a series of interviews with current and former civil society leaders. Civil society represents the space in which ordinary citizens contribute and participate in their democracy. Through civil society, people find solutions to community problems, demand change... Read More
November 20, 2017
It is part of human nature to suppress and ignore various uncomfortable indicators. The belief that life as we know it, will continue more or less in the same direction even with clear signs showing the opposite, is very hard to counter with rational thoughts and acts until the change becomes too... Read More
November 16, 2017
It’s difficult to illustrate voter and civic education in words. The idea of explaining how the electoral process works and why it is critical likely evokes images of a sixth-grade civics lesson, not a participatory, community-based campaign to engage citizens in the decision-making process. In... Read More
November 14, 2017
Last week, IRI joined more than 4,000 evaluators, academics, international development practitioners and evaluation users from around the world at the 31st annual American Evaluation Association conference in Washington. The theme of this year’s conference was “From Learning to Action,” which... Read More
November 13, 2017
Prior to joining the International Republican Institute, Dina was a journalist in her home country of Egypt where she covered the Egyptian revolution. Now, she works for IRI in Morocco. "I am IRI" highlights the members of our team who aid in achieving our vision of a world where all people are... Read More
November 13, 2017
Georgia gained independence from the Soviet Union 25 years ago, but it has only been recently that those elections have been deemed mostly free and fair. Under Georgian law, men and women have equal rights as voters and candidates, but women’s representation in politics remains incredibly low.... Read More