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Extreme polarisation holds Georgia back – new DRI study and event

February 9, 2017

Georgia is one of the most polarised countries in Europe. A ‘winner-takes-all’ political culture has created ...

Ukraine’s democratic progress – event in Kyiv

February 7, 2017

25 years after Ukraine’s first presidential elections, we gathered experts at a public event in Kyiv ...

Building a strong Libyan Coalition of Civil Society Organisations

February 3, 2017

  While Libya remains deeply divided and the central state dysfunctional, at local levels improvements still ...

Bringing democracy closer to the people : Tunisia’s decentralisation reforms

February 3, 2017

Under the previous regime, Tunisia was a highly centralised state where many of the internal regions ...

Key amendments & quick adoption of Elections Bill for 2018 Pakistan elections

January 30, 2017

MPs and civil society at a DRI event in Islamabad recommended key amendments to the Draft ...

Constitution Change –  reality check in Lviv

January 4, 2017

The Ukrainian judiciary is finally changing. All levels of courts have been reorganised, the procedure for ...

Stakeholders call for the implementation of Pakistan’s Human Rights Action Plan

December 16, 2016

Civil Society and key stakeholders concurred that Pakistan’s National Plan of Action on Human Rights was ...

DRI Outreach in Ukraine: Latest Stop Dnipro

December 11, 2016

Continuing its activities with regional change makers, DRI organised "Judiciary reform in action: what changes should ...

Parliamentarians Agree: Time to Speed Up Human Rights Legislation in Pakistan

December 7, 2016

With general elections less than one and a half years away, parliamentarians must expedite legislation on ...

Myanmar Democracy Fellowship – be the change you want to see

December 5, 2016

Fellows on our Myanmar fellowship programme visited the country’s upper house – the Amyotha Hluttaw or ...

Ukrainian Reforms: The Kharkiv Perspective

November 16, 2016

“The central government only causes or passes down problems, while the local authorities at least do ...

Pakistan’s Youth Learn Basics of Democracy in Internship Programme

November 14, 2016

“I studied public administration at one of the top private universities in Pakistan, but we never ...