Public opinion research provides political parties and activists’ with insight into constituents’ perceptions and needs, and enhances policymakers’ abilities to respond to voters. Elected officials at all levels of government utilize public opinion data to improve citizens’ access to services and to better engage constituents, which is essential to increasing political participation. Read more... »
The seventh cohort of Leaders for Democracy Fellows (LDF) arrived in the United States on March 18, kicking off the six-week long academic portion of their fellowship. The twenty-two Fellows are based at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs where they will complete coursework in democracy studies, conflict resolution, political mobilization, and communication. Read more... »
The 9th Forum for the Future, co-chaired by Tunisia and the United States, was convened in Tunis during the period of 11-13 December 2012 with the broad participation of Foreign Ministers and other government representatives of the G8, BMENA, and other partner countries; civil society and private sector representatives; and participants from international organizations. Their efforts, and this Declaration, build upon the foundation established by previous Forums and in particular upon the Declaration from the 8th Forum for the Future in Kuwait. Read more... »
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns's Remarks at the 9th Forum for the Future Vistaprint and EFE-Tunisie Create Business Success and Youth Employment in Tunisia
The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is an integral part of the United States Government’s committed efforts to support the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa region. Listed here is the latest relevant Fact Sheets in PDF format.
Maktabat MEPI features more than 520 training resources that some 40 partner organizations in the U.S. and the Middle East have developed with MEPI funding. The site includes materials in English, Arabic and French. These resources are available for free at www.maktabatmepi.org
MEPI provides funding to support civil society groups, political activists, and business leaders in their efforts for political and economic reform, government transparency, and accountability projects. MEPI works in 18 countries and territories and contributed over $600 million to more than 1,000 projects since its inception in 2002. MEPI has recently increased programming significantly in countries undergoing democratic transitions in the wake of the Arab Spring – including Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia.