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?

21 August, 2015

Myanmar letting observers in

STEP Democracy, supported by the EU and IDEA is assisting the Union Election Commission (UEC) to make Myanmar's November elections the most inclusive in recent history.

20 August, 2015

IDEA provides expert input to explore new electoral system for Solomon Islands Seminar

Despite relatively high voter turnout, there is dissatisfaction within the Solomon Islands with the poor performance of the political system.

19 August, 2015

Gender Equality Among Top Priorities for the Independent Electoral Commission of Lesotho

Whilst statistics show that Lesotho is doing well in addressing gender equality issues, equal participation in elections remains a concern.

 

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Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders

Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders

Discover the personal reflections of on constructing democracy by former presidents on five continents. Find out about the global book tour and download one chapter for free.

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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