8 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka’s most recent parliamentary election was held Aug. 5, 2020, after two postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the district level, 196 members were elected through a proportional representation (PR) system, and 29 were appointed through a national list. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as prime minister Aug.

7 Apr 2022

The Dark Side of Democracy was first published by Foreign Policy.

Written by Katherine Ellena and Erica Shein.

10 Jan 2022

In countries riven by conflict, weak institutions, social divisions and grievances, political strife and security threats can hinder efforts to build or rebuild democracy and good governance. Donors and implementers need evidence of what works to better support partners in these contexts, optimize resources and adapt and improve programs. 

10 Dec 2021

Ahead of an election, where is the line between expressing political opinions online and campaigning? Can citizens who are not affiliated with a political party or candidate be held liable for campaign violations for posts on social media? Can conduct online lead to the annulment of an election?

30 Nov 2021

The goal of gender equality is espoused by many countries and achieved by almost none.

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