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June 30, 2021
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 22 partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive... Read More
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June 29, 2021
Nepal has gone through no less than 53 changes of government since it first became a democracy in 1951, and none of them has successfully completed a full five-year term. Nepal's fragile multi-party democracy is still under stress. Growing public frustration over the current system of governance... Read More
June 22, 2021
In the 30 years since becoming a democracy, Mongolia has proven to be resilient, even in the face of a global pandemic that has tested the strength of its political institutions.  Mongolia’s 2020-2021 presidential election continues the country’s strong democratic tradition. On June 9, the... Read More
June 21, 2021
Abuse of power has not been uncommon for North Macedonia’s public officials, regardless of the parties in power. For years, party members have used their affiliations to gain privileges and skirt the law. This kind of unethical behavior threatens the integrity of both leaders and parties and... Read More
June 16, 2021
With funding from the United States Agency for International Development, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is working to promote democratic governance in 12 Pacific Island nations. In most of the Pacific Island countries, political parties are weak or non-existent, and women play little... Read More
June 11, 2021
The Maldives ranks last in South Asia for women’s representation, so when Maldivians went to the polls for the local council elections in April 2021, and voted to give 370 seats to women, it was an historic event. This was the first time in the country’s history a gender quota was applied to the... Read More
June 10, 2021
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects women. That’s why women’s economic empowerment (WEE), especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has never been more important than now. According to an United Nations report, past gains towards achieving... Read More