Enhancing Transparency in Ecuador’s Municipalities

Ecuador Conference
IRI convened over 40 local officials from across Ecuador to discuss transparency priorities and create action plans.

After a decade in which corruption in Ecuador reached new heights, the local elections of 2019 brought a new opportunity for genuine reform. However, most of these new government officials lacked the skills and experience to implement much-needed steps toward accountability and transparency.

To support Ecuador on its path to democracy, IRI helps local officials identify transparency challenges and create action plans while empowering citizens to advocate for their transparency demands. In the autumn of 2019, the Institute hosted the “Local Transparent Governments Conference: Strengthening Democracy and Good Governance” in Quito, where national and local level representatives convened to exchange best practices and use lessons learned to create action plans.

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3 Things to Watch in the March 24 Ecuador Elections

CNE
The CNE (Consejo Nacional Electoral – National Electoral Council) is a new executive body tasked with overseeing the March 24 elections. These elections mark the first subnational elections since the end of former President Rafael Correa’s administration. | The International Republican Institute

On March 24, Ecuadorians will vote in subnational elections that will set the stage for presidential and legislative elections in 2021. The 2019 results will determine whether Ecuador will remain a key American ally in a volatile hemisphere or return to its past.

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