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DRI provides analysis and support for those engaged in building democracy around the world

Key Programmes

Tunisia

Since 2011 DRI has provided expertise for members of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) and citizen organisations. We contributed to the writing of a democratic constitution and to transparent elections. Currently, our focus is the effective implementation of the new constitution and support to citizen groups.

Ukraine

Ukraine’s government promised to implement political reforms to which it committed itself long-ago with European bodies. DRI monitors and reports on the political reform process together with the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and civic groups.

Libya

Working in Libya since 2011, DRI supports the Constitution Drafting Assembly, working with members of the Assembly, citzen groups and legal experts towards an inclusive and democratic constution, elaborated in a consultative andopen process. Due to security constraints our team currently works from Tunis.

Pakistan

Working with political actors, state bodies, and citizen groups since 2010, DRI supported the preparation of democratic elections. The 2013 elections were the first in Pakistan’s history to lead to a peaceful transfer of power between civilian governments. Currently we work with partners to improve electoral laws and human rights protection. We give special attention to the connection between the EU’s trade preferences (GSP+), which have lead to an increase of Pakistani exports to the EU, and effective implementation of international human rights obligations.