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.

Social Media: A Practical Guide for Electoral Management Bodies (Arabic)

17 March, 2015

Social Media: A Practical Guide for Electoral Management Bodies (Arabic)

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.

Marginalized Groups and Constitution Building

19 January, 2015

Marginalized Groups and Constitution Building

Roundtable report looking at how traditionally excluded groups can engage in constitution-building processes.

English-Myanmar Glossary of Democratic Terms (Myanmar)

17 January, 2015

English-Myanmar Glossary of Democratic Terms (Myanmar)

Provides accessible and value-neutral explanations of terms relevant to Myanmar’s transition to democracy.

Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making (Arabic)

31 December, 2014

Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making (Arabic)

Highlights strategies for managing transition from political exclusion to inclusion.

Social Media: A Practical Guide for Electoral Management Bodies (Myanmar)

31 December, 2014

Social Media: A Practical Guide for Electoral Management Bodies (Myanmar)

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.

27 March, 2015

Is Latin America prepared for a change in cycle?

The news has not been good for Latin America of late: after a “golden decade” (2002-2013) the tailwinds have dwindled.

26 March, 2015

¿Esta América Latina preparada para un cambio de ciclo?

Últimamente las noticias no son buenas para América Latina. Durante los próximos meses sabremos si los vientos de cambio son lo suficientemente fuertes para provocar un cambio de ciclo en las tendencias predominantes hasta ahora en América del Sur, o si la alternancia deberá seguir esperando.

8 March, 2015

Reflections from the Secretary-General - International Women's Day 2015

On behalf of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), I am pleased to join the rest of the world in the commemoration of the 2015 International Women’s Day.

 

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Closing the Gaps - CSW59

Closing the Gaps - CSW59

Panelists at International IDEA and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy’s (NIMD) side-event at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women on 13 March discussed gains made and areas for improvement in women’s participation and representation in Latin American, North African and East African contexts.

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.

20th Anniversary Essay Competition

20th Anniversary Essay Competition

Are you passionate about democracy and between 18 and 25? Enter our essay competition!

Lessons from Belgium
Photo: Kenji Kwok

Lessons from Belgium

Political power games need to take a back seat when debating the constitution because one is governed by personal short-term ambition, and the other is of long-term national importance.

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.

Constitution-Building Tools for Experts and Beginners

Constitution-Building Tools for Experts and Beginners

International IDEA’s Constitution Building Programme offers new and updated print and online resources.

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.

Launch of Spanish Portal

Launch of Spanish Portal

International IDEA has now launched a Spanish language site with links to our resources and databases.

www.idea.int/es

Electoral Risk Management Tool

Electoral Risk Management Tool

Over 40 organizations from 30 countries have been granted a free-of-charge license to use the Tool.

To learn more, register your interest, and receive your ERMT license:
Click here
ERMTool

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.

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.

Agora - Portal for Parliamentary Development

Agora - Portal for Parliamentary Development

IDEA welcomes launch of new AGORA website

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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