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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International IDEA in the World

  International IDEA at the UN Africa Latin America & the Caribbean Arab world Asia-Pacific
Democracy and Development

Democracy and Development

International IDEA aims to strengthen political institutions to deliver on development.

Electoral Processes

Electoral Processes

International IDEA provides support for making electoral administration more professional.

Constitution Building Processes

Constitution Building Processes

International IDEA supports inclusive and participatory constitution-building processes

Political Parties, Participation and Representation

Political Parties, Participation and Representation

Representative democracy cannot function properly without parties.

Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide (Arabic)

25 March, 2014

Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide (Arabic)

دليل عملي لحوار الأحزاب السياسية

Social Media: A Practical Guide for Electoral Management Bodies

15 March, 2014

Social Media: A Practical Guide for Electoral Management Bodies

This Guide is an introduction to the use of social media and provides EMBs with topics to reflect upon when responding to new communications realities.

Federal Terminology Through Citizen Dialogues

1 March, 2014

Federal Terminology Through Citizen Dialogues

This glossary on federal terminology attempts to come up with shared definitions of contested federal terms.

Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens

1 March, 2014

Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens

Analyses the commitments of political parties to gender equality in 33 countries in Africa.

Inclusive Political Participation and Representation: The Role of Regional Organizations

14 February, 2014

Inclusive Political Participation and Representation: The Role of Regional Organizations

Highlights the experiences of regional organizations in promoting inclusive political participation.

15 April, 2014

Beware of the Pax Mafioso

Corruption plagues many democracies, emerging or otherwise. In an article published by FP/Democracy Lab, IDEA’s Kristen Sample gives a few tips for those who want to fight back.

8 April, 2014

Indonesia’s legislative elections: innovations and aspirations

To be able to cast their ballots on a holiday is one of the innovative measures that is designed to boost voter turnout amongst overseas voters.

3 April, 2014

Yves Leterme appointed new Secretary-General of International IDEA

IDEA is pleased to announce Yves Leterme as the Institute’s new Secretary-General. Leterme will take up his duties at the Institute in June 2014.

 

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Voter Turnout Analyzer

Voter Turnout Analyzer

Visualize and share your data

The Voter Turnout Analyzer is a new tool that lets users produce graphics in different formats to illustrate statistics on voter participation.

Film Release

Film Release

Making Waves: Expressions of Gender Equality in the Sacred Texts and Islamic Tradition

Release date: 20 March 2014

Film Release

Film Release

Citizen-Led Democracy Assessments around the world
Release date: 12 February, 2014

The Online Electoral Cycle

The Online Electoral Cycle

Allows users to create a tailored cycle based on who they are and how they want to strengthen the electoral process.

Youth and Democracy: Is there a Crisis?

Youth and Democracy: Is there a Crisis?

Democracy Forum opening video - voices of youth

Global Launch of the Electoral Risk Management Tool at the UN

Global Launch of the Electoral Risk Management Tool at the UN

On Wednesday 13 November 2013, International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool (ERMTool) held its global launch at United Nations Headquarters, in New York City.

“Strengthening Voices for Democracy”

“Strengthening Voices for Democracy”

What is your favourite democracy quote?


Share it with us on Twitter using #ideaquotes @Int_IDEA

Agora - Portal for Parliamentary Development

Agora - Portal for Parliamentary Development

IDEA welcomes launch of new AGORA website

Development Shouldn’t Give Democracy the Cold Shoulder

Development Shouldn’t Give Democracy the Cold Shoulder

IDEA Secretary-General Vidar Helgesen’s thoughts in Foreign Policy magazine on the #post2015 UN High Level Panel.

Third High Level Meeting of the Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy

”Upholding and strengthening the Rule of Law in our Regions”
Brussels, Belgium, 28 May 2013

Twitter icon #demdialog13

New video About IDEA

New video About IDEA

In this film, find out more about IDEA's vision and mission, its key impact areas, where it works – with whom and how – to support sustainable democracy worldwide.

International IDEA on your mobile devices

International IDEA on your mobile devices

Access a slimmed-down and easy to navigate version of IDEA’s website automatically when browsing from any mobile device.

Political Finance Database – a revised, extended version!

Political Finance Database – a revised, extended version!

The new and updated version was released on the 1st of March 2012. International IDEA’s database on Political Finance is the world’s leading source of comparative information on political finance regulations.

GEPPAL - Gender and political parties in Latin America

GEPPAL - Gender and political parties in Latin America

Provides comparative data on women and men in political parties in Latin America, based on a survey of 94 political parties from 18 countries.

شبكــة المعـرفـــة الانتـخابـــــية (ACE)

شبكــة المعـرفـــة الانتـخابـــــية (ACE)

شبكة أيس للمعرفة الانتخابية هي دليــــلك الى عالم الانتخابات . تعزز شبكة أيس مصداقية وشفافية العمليات الانتخابية.

Quota Project

Quota Project

Global Database of Quotas for Women

Unified Database

Unified Database

Community-supported democracy and election data

State of Democracy Network

State of Democracy Network

Helps citizens to assess the quality of their democracy

Voter Turnout

Voter Turnout

A global collection of voter turnout statistics

iKNOW Politics

iKNOW Politics

The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics

ACE Electoral Knowledge Network

ACE Electoral Knowledge Network

Your Portal to the World of Elections

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