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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Protecting Politics

Event: Register for the Geneva-based launch of Protecting Politics: Deterring the influence of organized crime

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Elections

21 September, 2016

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Elections

This report analyses the conditions and opportunities for criminal interference in the electoral process (above all by organized crime). 

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Political Parties

21 September, 2016

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Political Parties

This report provides insights into how multiparty democracy has occasionally shaped and extended the linkages between political parties, politically exposed persons and criminal activity.

A Framework for Developing Gender Policies for Political Parties

12 September, 2016

A Framework for Developing Gender Policies for Political Parties

Outlines key considerations for developing a party’s gender policy.

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Public Service Delivery

8 September, 2016

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Public Service Delivery

This report explores how and why organized crime becomes involved in public service delivery.

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Local Democracy

8 September, 2016

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Local Democracy

This report examines the interlinkages between organized crime networks and political actors at the local level. 

27 September, 2016

Rethinking the Crisis of Representation

A survey by the Pew Research Center found that a majority of the people in EU member states do not believe their voices are being heard in Brussels. In Italy and Greece, the numbers were as high as 81 per cent and 80 per cent, respectively.

26 September, 2016

Ayotzinapa then and now

Organized crime’s grip on elections and political parties

Today 43 families are mourning in Mexico. In fact, the whole country is looking back at what happened exactly two years ago to the Ayotzinapa students. They were on their way to Mexico City for the commemoration of the 2 October 1968 student massacre, but never arrived.

21 September, 2016

International Democracy Day 2016: how to engage citizens in their democracies?

The International Day of Democracy (15 September) is a moment for promoting and upholding the principles of democracy, namely those of human security, the rule of law and respect for basic human rights such as freedom of expression and assembly.

 

Spotlight on

7th Global Elections Organization Conference (GEO-7)

Join technical discussions of interest to election administrators on the use of data and technology to improve transparency and accountability. GEO-7 will take place immediately after the U.S. Election Program (USEP) in Washington, DC.

Register Now November 6-10, 2016
Annual Democracy Forum 2016

Annual Democracy Forum 2016

As Chair of the Council of Member States of International IDEA in 2016, Mongolia is organizing, with International IDEA, the Annual Democracy Forum on the theme “Learning from Democratic Transitions in Asia and the Pacific: An Inter-Generational Dialogue” in Ulaanbaator, 25 -26 August.

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.

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