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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...
Sep
26
2016
News Article
Participant addressing the panel at forum, 01.09.2016, Manila, Philippines © UPCIDS
Sep
21
2016
News Article
  Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Damage and Rehabilitation in the Philippines © Asian Development BankBy Helena Bjuremalm and Sarah Polek
Sep
21
2016
News Article
An Android-based app for quick reporting of possible election violations, e-voting through personal computers (in more than 500 village chief elections) and an interest from the President’s Executive...
Sep
19
2016
Press Release
Electronic voting, biometric registration and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly used by electoral management bodies around the world. But do electronic voting...
Sep
15
2016
Press Release
YANGON—How can the democratic transition in Myanmar be consolidated and moved forward? During the International Democracy Day event in Yangon, organized on 15 September by Support to Electoral...
Aug
22
2016
Press Release
STOCKHOLM—The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance’s Annual Democracy Forum will be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 25-26 August 2016 under the theme, ‘Learning from...