DRI’s work is anchored in international legal obligations and political commitments for democratic governance that states have voluntarily entered into, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights or OSCE commitments.
As a medium-sized organizations with around 50 staff from 17 countries, DRI seeks to support transitions flexibly and fast. Most of DRI’s team works on the ground in five offices in Libya (currently Tunis), Tunisia, Ukraine, Pakistan and Myanmar, considering that a permanent presence enhances effective outreach to partners and target groups. DRI’s Berlin HQ supports these endeavors with comparative and thematic expertise. DRI works with stakeholders, such as parliamentarians, government officials, parties, civil society and academic institutions to help translate broad demands for participation into concrete democratic institutions, such as constitutions, credible elections, effective legislatures and genuine de-centralisation.
DRI engages people through individual meetings, workshops and multi-stakeholder consultations. Regular publications in several languages serve the dissemination of DRI’s ideas and provide transparency on the organization’s policy positions. In some cases, such as Ukraine, DRI offices put a special emphasis on providing regular analysis and reporting on reforms. Publications are complemented by regular appearances in print and electronic media.
Many of DRI’s senior staff and experts have worked in OSCE institutions or on OSCE field missions.
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