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.

Constitutional Transitions and Territorial Cleavages

15 June, 2015

Constitutional Transitions and Territorial Cleavages

What factors shape constitutional transitions in countries where territorial cleavages are very significant?

Media Assistance and Elections: Toward an Integrated Approach

15 June, 2015

Media Assistance and Elections: Toward an Integrated Approach

Identifies obstacles to the integration of media support in electoral assistance programmes and presents recommendations on how to deal with them.

Introducing Electronic Voting: Essential Considerations (Arabic)

15 June, 2015

Introducing Electronic Voting: Essential Considerations (Arabic)

Outlines factors that can influence the success of e-voting solutions and highlights the importance of taking them into account.

Publications Catalogue 2015

10 June, 2015

Publications Catalogue 2015

This catalogue highlights new releases in 2014 together with main titles produced by IDEA over the past years.

Political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics: A situation overview

5 June, 2015

Political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics: A situation overview

How does access to financial resources determine the success of women running for elective positions in Kenya?

30 June, 2015

Argentina: Change with continuity or by alternation?

On October 25, Argentina will hold presidential and legislative elections that will determine the successor to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and a reconfiguration of the Congress.

26 June, 2015

The ASEAN Workshop on Election Observation

“IDEA is delighted to be able to support ASEAN in a practical way as it moves to implement the ASEAN Charter, by bringing together global and regional experience of electoral observation.” — Andrew Ellis, IDEA’s interim Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

24 June, 2015

International IDEA in action: Myanmar

Read about International IDEA's work in Myanmar in this Q&A with Jorge Valladares, Senior Programme Manager.

 

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New Webpage on International IDEA in Myanmar

New Webpage on International IDEA in Myanmar

Myanmar is going through significant democratic reforms. International IDEA is supporting this democratic process, in the build-up to the upcoming elections and beyond. Read more about it on our new webpage, dedicated to our activities in Myanmar.

Global Conference on Money in Politics in Mexico City, September 2015

Global Conference on Money in Politics in Mexico City, September 2015

Gathering world leaders, experts, journalists and civil society organizations, the conference will create a starting point for a unified response to the challenges posed by the role of money in politics. Key issues will be addressed from different angles to advance the development of political finance systems around the world.

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