Citizen Engagement


ISE’s support for citizen-centered governance is deeply informed by robust engagement with citizens themselves. Civil society organizations, social movements, and activist groups constitute the crucial mechanisms of how citizens demand greater inclusion, accountability, and change from their state. In turn, citizens have a set of responsibilities to the state and to each other. ISE’s work focuses on how states and citizens better harness inclusive politics, particularly involving women and youth, to build governance agendas that benefit all citizens.

Data in Government

The massive proliferation of data has fundamentally changed the systems of modern governance and development. Leveraging sustainable and cohesive data ecosystems, and understanding the limits of data’s use, are unique challenges for country-led transformations that…

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The Arab World Must Invest In Its Greatest Asset - Young People

As 2016 ends, the Arab world find itself witnessing battles in the ancient cities of Mosul and Aleppo, with uncertain futures for Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya – and those are just the countries with active…

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Haiti: Escaping the Crisis Trap

Four years after a devastating earthquake, the reconstruction of Haiti remains far from completion. Although billions of dollars in aid have flowed into the country, Haitians feel the outcomes have not matched the promises made.…

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Governance

For the last two decades there has been consensus on the centrality of governance to countries’ ability to provide security, prosperity and well-being for their citizens. The promotion of good governance, however, particularly in developing…

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