How one of Southeast Asia's most corrupt countries gave power over funding to its poorest citizens.
The secret ingredient in Rwanda's efforts to rebuild its nation after the violence of genocide.
How reformers made the Bangladeshi civil service more responsive to people's needs.
How South Africa's post-apartheid government tried to do away with the territorial legacy of racial segregation.
In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.
How a tiny Baltic republic succeeded in taking its oligarchs down a peg.
How India's elections administration used “vulnerability mapping” to stop trouble before it happened.
Guyana's 2001 presidential election left the country deeply divided along ethnic lines. In 2006, they decided to try something new.
Organizing the first post-apartheid election in 1994 took a lot of logistical planning and political inclusion. But it also took a lot of creativity in finding solutions to the numerous problems that arose.
A war-torn country is not a broken country. How Liberia pulled off its 2005 election.
How a Brazilian government commission tried to fight back against sleaze.
How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.
As Georgian voters prepare to vote in a crucial parliamentary election, a look back at one of the signature programs of President Mikheil Saakashvili.
How local officials in a township in post-apartheid South Africa confronted the challenge of gang violence.
How a shrewd politician defused ethnic tension and improved public services in one of Indonesia’s most dysfunctional cities.
How do you conduct an election when contending political forces don't agree on the rules? An unlikely study in compromise from Northern Ireland in 2005.
In the wake of its war with the Serbs, Kosovo faced a yawning law enforcement gap. Here's how the international community helped an embyronic country rebuild its police.