Nearly a year after the historic power-sharing deal in Afghanistan that was brokered by the U.S. to resolve an impasse caused by dysfunction in the electoral process, DI’s Senior Program Officer Naomi Rasmussen discusses the state of electoral reform in her recent article in Foreign Policy's South Asian Channel.

Washington, DC – Leaders of The Asia Foundation, The Carter Center, Democracy International, Freedom House, IREX, and World Learning met in Washington Monday, August 31, 2015 to discuss their enhanced cooperation in programs worldwide to advance democratic elections and political transitions.

In an August 29, 2015 US News and World Report article on President Jimmy Carter's legacy of eliminating disease and preserving voting integrity, DI's President Eric Bjornlund is quoted saying, "President Carter's contributions to peace and democracy in the world have been incalculable."

“When Ghani was elected many thought he was the right man to repair the country,” DI’s Senior Director Jed Ober explains in his recent article featured about Afghanistan on Foreign Policy's South Asia Channel.  He argues, however, that "despite all of his efforts, there are still four key areas where improvement is needed.”  Ober shares his major suggestions for Ghani to follow in order to fix the failed state.

Bethesda, MD – U.S.-based Democracy International (DI) today released an interim report on the findings to date of its observation of the legislative election process in Egypt, which was suspended in March after a ruling from Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court found that two key electoral laws were inconsistent with the 2014 constitution.