Our approach International

A new look for our fifteenth birthday

Over the past 15 years, DRI has grown, working in different parts of the world on a wide range of issues. Fifteen is an age of change, for both people and organisations. As we have adapted to the world that surrounds us, we wanted to update how we present ourselves to that world. We built on our solid foundations to reveal an energetic presence, working hard to defend democracy.

We are bold, we are reliable, and we are here to stay. Our new look is an evolution that breathes new energy into our efforts. As we began collaborating with Oana Maries, the designer behind our rebranding, we were challenged by the need to bring together everything that DRI is doing – and tie it up in a neat bow. But while the range of issues we work on is wide and complex, our approach is simple.

What we do takes seemingly abstract elements of international law and democratic principles, focuses on their core, concrete elements and translates those into lived reality in numerous different ways. We zoom in on the essential to see how democracy can best take root where we are working. A one-size-fits-all approach does not truly help people develop self-governance; thus, we work with people on the ground and adapt this core to each specific context where we operate. Like us, our logo is the result of focusing on the essentials.

We also redesigned our website and newsletter to better reflect what we do: strengthening democracy across the world. Now, information is easier to find, the diversity of our team is better reflected, and more content is available in more languages.

We hope you enjoy our new look as much as we do. We look forward to collaboratively growing, adapting and expanding through the next 15 years of DRI with you!

We want to hear from you

Our new website is a work in progress. Let us know what you think and write us at website(at)democracy-reporting.org.