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Mar
20
2017
News Article
“Our role is to be transparent, accountable and responsible in our oversight function, now that Myanmar is transitioning towards democracy”, said by U Aye Tha Aung, Deputy Speaker of the Union...
Mar
15
2017
News Article
To observe the International Women’s Day, the 2nd National Conference on Women in Governance, Leadership & Politics in Bhutan with a regional dimension was organised between 8 -10 March 2017 by...
Mar
15
2017
News Article
Myanmar has trained 1,500 election officials ahead of its by-elections on 1 April 2017, when more than 2 million citizens will choose 19 parliamentary representatives among 94 candidates. The by-...
Mar
08
2017
Feature Story
The Royal Government of Bhutan decided in early February to drop their pledge to introduce a 20 per cent quota for women in all elected offices. Lyonpo Dorji Choden, the Chairperson of the National...
Mar
08
2017
News Article
Does the constitution have a special provision for gender equality? Who implements the rights enshrined in Myanmar’s constitution? These were some of the questions on the lips of participants from...
Feb
28
2017
News Article
Banning donations by foreign interests to parties or candidates is a common regulatory measure. “The rationale is quite simple: (…) to protect the principle of self-determination and national...
Feb
14
2017
Feature Story
Indonesian voters in seven provinces, 76 regencies and 18 cities will go to polls  on15 February 2017, to elect their governors, regents and mayors respectively.
Jan
30
2017
News Article
It is with great sadness that International IDEA has learned of the murder of U Ko Ni. A respected adviser to the National League for Democracy on legal issues, he worked to improve...
Jan
23
2017
News Article
“This training is useful for us as some unclear questions for us were answered.” - Daw Win Win Myint, Member of Yangon Region Election Sub-commission
Jan
19
2017
News Article
Democracy is a system that allows for disagreement, for orderly competition between political parties and candidates in a “battle of ideas.”
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
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...
Nov
23
2016
News Article
Democratic accountability in service delivery
Nov
04
2016
News Article
Bhutan is halfway through its second five-year electoral cycle and unsurprisingly everyone we talked to during the recent high-level visit felt its transition to democracy is not over yet.  From...
Oct
28
2016
News Article
The Kingdom of Bhutan is often overlooked when you look at the vast map of Asia. Sandwiched in between two giants, China and India, Bhutan has been a democracy since 2008. Unlike other Asian...
Oct
06
2016
News Article
Ulaanbaatar, or the “Red Hero” as it means in Mongolian, was the last stop for International IDEA’s Election Tech Tour of Asia 2016. Mongolia, which joined International IDEA in 2011, took the...
Sep
30
2016
News Article
On September 30, an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding between International IDEA and the Myanmar Union Election Commission (UEC) was signed by His Excellency UEC Chairman U Hla Thein and...
Sep
28
2016
News Article
Philippine policy makers and civil society have interesting discussions ahead about the role of technology in elections. What are the needs? What needs to be done differently? What needs to be...