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Could Sri Lanka’s 2015 Elections Signal a New Era of Democracy?

Twice in the last year, Sri Lankans went to the polls to demand dramatic political changes in their government. The elections have changed the political landscape and culture in Sri Lanka.

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Witness to an Historic Ukrainian Election

Ukranian woman places vote in ballot box

Ukraine recently held historic elections as the world watched. USAID provided assistance to ensure the legitimacy and transparency of the process.

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International Day of Democracy: Strengthening Citizen Voices

USAID celebrates International Day of Democracy, which was on September 15. Read more >>

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Addressing the Crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

Yesterday, the White House hosted NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the political crisis in South Sudan, and how the U.S. can help end the violence and support South Sudan’s democratic development. Read more >>

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with Jeff Borns on Democracy-Building in Southern Africa

In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview Blog Series, we chat with Mission Director Jeff Borns about democracy-building in Southern Africa. Read more >>

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On the Front Lines in Africa

FrontLines editor shares some of her favorite FrontLines stories about our work in Africa. Read more >>

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From The Field: Getting Creative in Supporting Local Governance

Building a democratic, constitutional state is critical for lasting peace and stability. Read more >>

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Working to Keep Civil Society Open

We can keep civil society space open and ensure that the aspirations of people around the globe for freedom and dignity will be achieved Read more >>

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Connecting Parliament to the People in Timor-Leste

In every democracy, it’s crucial that parliamentarians meet their constituents regularly to explain how they are serving communities as their elected representatives and listen to the views of citizens to incorporate them into legislation and public policies. Read more >>

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