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October 2018

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October 31, 2018
Over the past two years, use of the ballot box has become relatively routine for Colombia’s citizens. Citizens have voted in the October 2016 peace plebiscite, legislative and presidential elections and the most recent anti-corruption... Read More
October 26, 2018
IRI prioritizes utilization-focused, participatory approaches in our monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems. Equipped with rich data, we implement politically-smart projects that lead to sustainable results. IRI... Read More
October 25, 2018
The Syrian war has been felt around the world with the refugee crisis echoing outward to countries near and far. Over half of Syria's pre-war population of 22 million has been displaced either internally or abroad. In camps throughout... Read More
October 24, 2018
Sixty-four journalists have been killed so far in 2018. Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is the latest to make headlines and his death is... Read More
October 22, 2018
A staggering 52 percent of people around the world  lack basic Internet access. While a variety of... Read More
October 17, 2018
Disengaged and disaffected youth can have destabilizing effects on democracies and can provoke civil conflicts. As part of its youth approach, IRI helps young people assess barriers to participation and connects democratically minded leaders.... Read More
October 15, 2018
From public health to education, a lack of access to clean water has a reverberating impact on the daily lives of millions of people around the world — making water scarcity an issue of paramount importance for anyone concerned with issues of sustainable development and women’s rights. According... Read More
October 12, 2018
Since President Yahya Jammeh was forced from office in January 2017, the operational environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) in The Gambia has improved significantly. Under Jammeh, human rights-focused CSOs were routinely... Read More
October 10, 2018
In the process recently of reorganizing the far-too-many books in our house, I came across Dezinformatsya: Active Measure in Soviet Strategy by my graduate school professor Richard H. Shultz and his colleague Roy Godson, published in 1984. In my Soviet Studies focus at the Fletcher School of Law... Read More
October 09, 2018
“Business as usual will never lead to growth and development. Only through innovation and change will you see real progress!” – Mohammed Dewji, Pan-African Entrepreneur Life in the Sahel region brings many challenges for young people; whether these challenges stem from violent extremism, poverty... Read More

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