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The Democratic Space Barometer: Forecasting for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Programs

Join IRI and V-Dem for a virtual session exploring a new forecasting tool, the Democratic Space Barometer, which forecasts democratic “opening” or “closing” in any country across six specific thematic areas relevant to democracy, human rights, and governance.

Virtual Event September 8, 2021 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Overview.

Please join CEPPSIRI, and V-Dem on Wednesday, September 8 at 12pm ET for a virtual session to explore a new forecasting tool, The Democratic Space Barometer, which forecasts democratic “opening” or “closing” in any country across six specific thematic areas relevant to democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) programs. During the session, representatives from V-Dem and IRI will provide an overview and demonstration of the forecasting tool. This demonstration will be followed by a panel discussion on potential applications of the forecasts, and V-Dem data generally, for strategic decision making, program design, and risk analysis and contingency planning in the DRG program lifecycle.

Participants:

Jerry Lavery, Technical Director, CEPPS

Amila Karacic, Deputy Program Director, Bosnia and Herzegovina, IRI

Keziah Waweru, Program Manager, East and Horn of Africa, IRI

Staffan I. Lindberg, Professor and Director, Varieties of Democracy Institute

Bret Barrowman, Senior Specialist for Research and Evaluation, International Republican Institute

Who’s speaking?

Bret Barrowman

Senior Specialist for Research and Evaluation, International Republican Institute

GUEST

Jerry Lavery

Technical Director, CEPPS

Amila Karacic

Deputy Program Director, Bosnia and Herzegovina, IRI

Keziah Waweru

Program Manager, East and Horn of Africa, IRI

GUEST

Staffan I. Lindberg

Professor and Director, Varieties of Democracy Institute

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