Published on Open Government Partnership on May 31, 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.
The Dark Side of Democracy was first published by Foreign Policy.
Written by Katherine Ellena and Erica Shein.
Democracy is not at peak health. Particularly over the past decade, the quality of democratic institutions and governance has eroded around the world, leading to widespread declines in satisfaction with this form of government.
"Why We Should Stop Asking 'What Works in Democracy Assistance'" was published on USAID Learning Lab on Feb. 15, 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.
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?
The goal of gender equality is espoused by many countries and achieved by almost none.
Opinion: Corruption is a pandemic. The solution is democracy. was published by Devex on September 27, 2021.