Global Programs

Democratic Governance

Democracy is more than elections. What happens between elections – governing – is equally important for a vibrant democracy. As such, governance programming is a core component of IRI’s mission to advance democracy worldwide.

Rising Stars

This multiregional initiative draws on the experience of successful transition countries for the benefit of emerging leaders in developing democracies.  Exchanges afford future leaders insight into the best practices for democratic governance, including models for effective economic policy and development. 

Women’s Democracy Network

The Women’s Democracy Network strengthens women’s role in politics, governance and public life.  Through skills-building trainings and mentorship opportunities, women provide crucial support to each other as they actively shape the futures of their communities and countries.