INTERNATIONAL IDEA

SUPPORTING DEMOCRACY WORLDWIDE

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance is an intergovernmental organization.

Its programmes aim to:

  • Provide knowledge to democracy builders
  • Provide policy development and analysis
  • Support democratic reform

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Democracy Matters campaign

Democracy Matters is a global conversation hosted by Devex, in partnership with International IDEA, to discuss accountability as a central element of deepening democracy and as a key component of realizing the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

The Cost of Democracy: Essays on Political Finance in Latin America

10 February, 2016

The Cost of Democracy: Essays on Political Finance in Latin America

Offers a comprehensive analysis of political financing practices in Latin America.

Democratic Transitions: Learning from World Leaders (Myanmar)

20 January, 2016

Democratic Transitions: Learning from World Leaders (Myanmar)

Features interviews with former leaders from Chile, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland and Spain, as well as women leaders involved in democratic transitions.

State of Local Democracy Assessment Framework (Spanish)

15 January, 2016

State of Local Democracy Assessment Framework (Spanish)

Framework for assessing the quality of democracy at the local level.

Women in Conflict and Peace (Selected Chapters) (Myanmar)

15 January, 2016

Women in Conflict and Peace (Selected Chapters) (Myanmar)

What roles can women from marginalized communities play in conflict, peace-making and democratization?

Promoting democracy and peace in Africa: the role of the African Union

1 January, 2016

Promoting democracy and peace in Africa: the role of the African Union

This Policy Brief outlines the AU’s normative framework for conflict prevention and the support of democracy.

11 February, 2016

Regional organizations, the UN: Working together for equality

The Commission on the Status of Women in March is a chance for the international community to find areas for joint actions, initiatives to give a significant boost to equality, women’s empowerment around the globe.

2 February, 2016

Does decentralization deliver better democracy in Indonesia?

Over the past decade Indonesia has gradually shifted political power from national to local level. International IDEA and the University of Gadjah Mada have now looked at how decentralization has affected democracy in the country.

20 January, 2016

Transition requires patience, compromise, courage

Myanmar is just weeks away from seeing whether the vocabulary of reconciliation and cooperation can be translated into workable arrangements between the ruling party,military and the opposition. (Op ed Myanmar Times)

 

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Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders

Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders

Discover the personal reflections on constructing democracy by former presidents on five continents. Find out about the global book tour and download one chapter for free.

New Database Available: ICTs in Elections

New Database Available: ICTs in Elections

Do you want to know how ICTs are used in elections around the world? Explore our new global database.

International IDEA Expands Direct Democracy Database

International IDEA Expands Direct Democracy Database

International IDEA has updated and expanded the content of the Direct Democracy database which provides data for more than 180 countries.

IDEA Updates and Expands the Electoral Justice Database

IDEA Updates and Expands the Electoral Justice Database

The legal documents of more than 170 countries have been analyzed and the results are now available online in the new version of the Electoral Justice Database.

Electoral Risk Management Tool

Electoral Risk Management Tool

Over 140 organizations from 54 countries have been granted a free-of-charge license to use the Tool.

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