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International IDEA

Supporting Democracy Worldwide

New Release: Newsletter on Direct Democracy

In its quarterly newsletter, International IDEA takes a closer look at direct democracy. “Our aim has been to disentangle the term direct democracy, by showing the variety of instruments that can be used, by governments or citizens, to provide input to policy-making and decision-making at the local and national levels,” Secretary-General Yves Leterme states in his introduction. 

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Feb
17
2017
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

The Office of International IDEA to the European Union to participate in a discussion on the implementation of Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Feb
16
2017

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The Office of International IDEA to the European Union to participate in a discussion on the crisis of the Rule of Law in the EU
Feb
14
2017

Ballot papers are checked by electoral staff during Indonesia’s latest presidential elections. Australia has provided over $6 million to assist the country prepare for and hold its 2009 democratic elections. Photo by Josh Estey. Contact photolibrary@ausaid.gov.au to request a high resolution original. Photo by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. 

Five things you may not know about Indonesia’s Regional Elections
Feb
07
2017
Dutch paper ballot

Voting with pencil and paper in the Netherlands

Can the Netherlands avoid a return to manual vote tallying by applying open-data principles?

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