Bethesda, MD, October 8, 2015 – Democracy International announced today that Greg Gisvold has joined the organization to lead its rule of law practice. A former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota, Mr. Gisvold later moved to Kosovo and Bosnia & Herzegovina to document human rights violations and war crimes.

Why Venezuela's approaching parliamentary elections matter — and not only for Venezuelans.

October 5, 2015 - In an article for Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab, DI Program Assistant James Pagano discusses the upcoming parliamentary elections in Venezuela.  Amidst a backdrop of runaway inflation, severe commodity shortages, and high levels of crime, Mr. Pagano argues that it is “high time the [ruling] party faced the electorate directly on an even playing field.” He calls on the U.S.

Dhaka, Bangladesh - On September 28, 2015, Democracy International (DI) launched its upgraded and updated "Bangladesh Barometer" website: An interactive online platform that includes survey data conducted by DI over the last four years, the Barometer uses interactive graphs and visualizations to help observers understand citizens’ perspectives on elections, political parties, and participation of youth and women in politics.

The Advancing Democratic Elections and Political Transitions (ADEPT) Consortium Invites You To:

What Can Myanmar's Elections Tell Us About Political Transitions?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


The Stimson Center
1211 Connecticut Ave NW

8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036  

September 22, 2015 - In an article for Devex, DI Senior Director of Programs Jed Ober and Program Office Michael Cowan discuss recent survey research conducted by Ipsos on the United Nation's recently unveiled sustainable development goals.