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Jan
05
2017
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On 1 December Africa had its own “shock election”. The incumbent president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, lost to the opposition candidate Adama Barrow. Just as the Trump election in the US took political...
Dec
23
2016
Commentary
As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to bring your attention to the important issue of money in politics.  
Dec
23
2016
News Article
International IDEA participated in the 2016 Bali Democracy Forum themed “Religion, Democracy and Pluralism” on 8-9 December.  The delegation was headed by International IDEA’s Chair of Board of...
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
Opportunities and Challenges to Democracy in 2016
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
  The case for direct democracy Direct democracy is here to stay and should be welcomed. Direct democracy mechanisms such as referendums, citizens’ initiatives, agenda initiatives, and recall votes...
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
This year will be remembered as the year that put direct democracy back on the agenda.
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
Granting citizens a direct say in political decisions is often part of the political system in a country. It is crucial to make a clear distinction between the different mechanisms and procedures of...
Dec
21
2016
Commentary
This year has been dubbed ‘the year of direct democracy’.
Dec
20
2016
Commentary
  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article are those of the individual author. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Dec
20
2016
Commentary
  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article are those of the individual author. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Dec
13
2016
News Article
The 9th Bali Democracy Forum provided the perfect opportunity for International IDEA, the Community of Democracies and the United Nations Programme for Development (UNDP) to hold the Asia-Pacific...
Dec
12
2016
Press Release
The interlinkages between governance, economics, assistance and security attract growing interest in aid policy arenas.  A recent book published under the auspices of the Pacific Basin Research...
Dec
12
2016
News Article
During International IDEA's Council of Member States meeting on 8-9 December, and in the presence of Yves Leterme, Secretary-General of International IDEA, Mongolia, represented by the Chargé d'...
Dec
09
2016
News Article
On November 23, the book “Argentina: Una sociedad anómica” (“Argentina: An Anomic Society”) was launched at the bar association Colegio de Abogados, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The book  was...
Dec
08
2016
Press Release
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has organized a discussion on “Political Participation in Times of Mass Migration and Refugee Crises” at UN...
Dec
08
2016
Press Release
Today, Benin joined International IDEA as the 30th Member State of the organization. At the Council meeting held in Stockholm today, Member States approved Benin’s membership application and welcomed...
Dec
02
2016
News Article
“Since I was born, I never got to vote. The same person has been in power for 30 years. Nothing would change if I could vote”, said Yaccub Said Islam of Cameroon. On 2 December, International IDEA...
Nov
25
2016
News Article
On 25 November 2016, International IDEA’s Secretary General Yves Leterme travelled to Bucharest, Romania, to participate in the Central and Eastern European Civil Society Forum.
Nov
25
2016
News Article
For elections to meet international standards, inclusion of underrepresented groups should be ensured, affirmed participants at a workshop on “Marginalized Groups in Electoral Processes” organized by...
Nov
24
2016
News Article
On 14 and 15 November, the Africa and West Asia Programme of International IDEA (AWA IDEA) organized (in partnership with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)) a technical training and...