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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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Screenshot of the CEWS’ Live Monitor; Source: CEWS

Screenshot of the CEWS’ Live Monitor

Source: CEWS

The role of technology for risk management in Africa
Asian-African practitioners’ meeting on political finance regulation and the eradication of corruption

Asian-African practitioners’ meeting on political finance regulation and the eradication of corruption

Photo: Non Aligned Movement (NAM) Centre

Money in Politics in the Asia Pacific Region
Bali Democracy Forum 2016
International IDEA presents at Bali Democracy Forum
Statistics illustration

Illustration:  Frits Ahlefeldt

A statistical look back at referendums through the years

Upcoming Events

The Armchair Anarchist | Zakk Flash indybay.org

The Armchair Anarchist | Zakk Flash

24 January 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
It is our pleasure to invite you to a lecture by Stellan Vinthagen, on the topic of democratisation and resistance, at the occasion of his visit to Stockholm University. Vinthagen’s presentation will focus on questions such as what are the contributions and the weaknesses of unarmed popular resistance movements in relation to democratization? How can party...
Building dialogue

Building dialogue

Photo: Doran

26 - 27 January 2017
Tunis, Tunisia
In the later part of 2016, the United Nations’ Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to Yemen (“UNOSESGY”) requested International IDEA to provide assistance to Yemen’s constitutional process. 


Photo: The Blue Diamond Gallery 

27 - 30 January 2017
Tunis, Tunisia
International IDEA is launching the first module of its 'Youth Democracy Curriculum'. 

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