available languages: english October 5, 2010

Pakistan’s floods have probably been the biggest natural calamity ever encountered by a democracy and the country faces difficult years ahead. A failure of the civilian government would be in nobody’s long-term interest. Expanding democracy would help address the challenges of reconstruction and would allow local communities to set the right priorities and understand the constraints of the relief effort. By Michael Meyer-Resende, executive director of Democracy Reporting International.

The full article was published in The Daily Star Lebanon and can be found here.