Civil Society Strengthening

Innovative Hackathon Helps Ukrainians Improve E-Governance

Progress4Ukraine adapted the traditional ICT-driven hackathon model by convening not just ICT professionals but also public officials and civil society actors to design e-governance solutions for an array of challenges. The teams addressed issues

Recommendations for Effective Citizen Engagement in the Decentralization Reforms

Ukraine has been undergoing major shifts in the political landscape over the last two years including the initiation and roll out of the intertwined processes of administrative amalgamation and decentralization.

Remaining Hopeful for Civil Society in the Middle East

Since the Arab Spring, civil society in the Middle East has faced strong opposition, threatening to undermine citizen voices and the free flow of information amidst a tumultuous political atmosphere.

Holding the Door Open for Civil Society in Closing Spaces

With more than 20 years’ experience strengthening civil society, IREX has helped promote partnerships between government, media, and communities to foster accountability, elevate citizen voices, and address public needs.

IREX Begins New Work Bridging Civil Society and Media in Guatemala and Rwanda

IREX is pleased to start work on two new USAID projects leveraging its expertise in civil society and media development. As part of a larger USAID Civil Society for Accountable Governance and Citizen Security project in Guatemala, IREX will provi

How to beat the digital divide

Billionaire-genius Elon Musk plans to deploy hundreds of low Earth orbit micro-satellites to connect the world's remaining 4.2 billion people without access to the Internet.
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