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

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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.

The Constitution of India: An unofficial translation (Arabic)

10 December, 2014

The Constitution of India: An unofficial translation (Arabic)

This unofficial translation of the Indian constitution in Arabic is an example of a democratic constitution that can provide some good examples for countries in transition.

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

21 November, 2014

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

Cette publication décrit les efforts entrepris par les groupes marginalisés pour abolir les obstacles à leur participation à la gouvernance.

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery: A practical guide to identify improvements through assessment

12 November, 2014

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery: A practical guide to identify improvements through assessment

This guide contains an assessment methodology to identify improvements in democratic accountability mechanisms.

Democracies on the Move: Political Participation and Direct Democracy Mechanisms in Latin America (Spanish)

12 November, 2014

Democracies on the Move: Political Participation and Direct Democracy Mechanisms in Latin America (Spanish)

Esta publicación presenta una selección de estudios de democracia directa y participativa en América Latina.

The Use of Open Source Technology in Elections

1 November, 2014

The Use of Open Source Technology in Elections

This Guide reveals that the use of OST may contribute to increased transparency in the electoral process and consequently greater trust in the election process and its results.

16 December, 2014

Tongans Vote Out 71 per cent of Their Parliamentarians

This is the second election since amendments were made to the Constitution of 1875 and paved way for the Tongan people to choose their government, rather than the Monarch.

27 November, 2014

The Elections in Brazil

An analysis of election campaigns and voter turnout in Brazil sheds light on changes.

25 November, 2014

International IDEA to Present at the Second International Congress of Electoral Studies

LIMA — International IDEA will join more than 30 experts from the region and other countries to meet with representatives of Peru’s electoral system and discuss electoral systems.

 

Spotlight on

Annual Democracy Forum 2014

Annual Democracy Forum 2014

Fostering Democracy and Development through Sound Management of Natural Resources

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.

Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns: A Handbook on Political Finance

Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns: A Handbook on Political Finance

Just launched, this handbook addresses the problems of money in politics by analysing how political finance regulations around the world are implemented and providing guidance for reform.

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.

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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