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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Money in Politics: problems and solutions

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Constitution Assessment for Women's Equality

11 July, 2016

Constitution Assessment for Women's Equality

This Assessment helps users analyse a constitution or draft constitution from the perspective of the substantive equality of women. 

 

Judicial Review Systems in West Africa: A Comparative Analysis

1 July, 2016

Judicial Review Systems in West Africa: A Comparative Analysis

This book compares the variety of constitutional justice institutions in 16 West African states and how these institutions promote democratic development.

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

20 June, 2016

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

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

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

20 June, 2016

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

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

The Quality of Democracies in Latin America

1 June, 2016

The Quality of Democracies in Latin America

For the past 35 years, Latin America has not only successfully restored democracy and made it sustainable; it has also given democracy an important foundation in the form of citizen support. The resilience of democracy in the region is without question one of the most significant achievements to note and to value.

As a result, debate now focuses on the quality of democracy. The focus is on how to construct more and better citizenship; on how to progress from being an electoral democracy to being a democracy of citizens and institutions; on how to reconcile democracy with economic development in societies with greater levels of social cohesion, less inequality and poverty, and greater gender equity.

The report presents the results of over two years of work by an international team of social scientists, experts and researchers. This initiative contributes to the methodology for analysing the quality of democracy, and to measuring the state of the democracies in the region, identifying useful elements for analysing options for political and institutional reform.

28 July, 2016

Political Implications of the draft Constitution of Thailand: A Conversation with Prof Tom Ginsburg and Mr Khem­thong Tonsakul­rungruang

In anticipation of Thailand’s referendum on its draft Constitution, I had a conversation with two constitutional experts, Prof Tom Ginsburg and Mr Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, about its process and content, as well as the possible political consequences of the referendum. The referendum is set to take place on 7 August 2016.

19 July, 2016

Championing discourse on democracy and elections at 24th World Congress of Political Science

At the congress taking place on 23-27 July 2016 at Poznan, Poland, International IDEA is set to lead discussions on key democracy issues and topics.

18 July, 2016

Tonga by-election yields 5th Female Member of Parliament in its history

Four candidates, including one female, Akosita Lavulavu contested this seat. She is the wife of ‘Etuate Lavulavu, whose disqualification led to this by-election. ‘Etuate Lavulavu and Viliami Latu are from the same village of Leimatua which also has the largest number of registered voters in Vava’u 16 representing 30 percent of the voters. Akosita Lavulavu won the seat comfortably beating all three male candidates. She obtained 754 votes (See Graph 1). The margin between the runner up Viliami Latu and her is 218 votes, the latter obtaining 536 votes.

 

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Democracy Day 2016

Democracy Day 2016

Shape your world! Register for a full-day conference at Europahuset on 15 September to discuss democracy politics with us. 

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.

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.

Electoral Risk Management Tool

Electoral Risk Management Tool

Over 140 organizations from 54 countries have been granted a free-of-charge license to use the Tool.

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