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State of Democracy

The State of Democracy (SoD) assessment methodology empowers citizens to assess their own democracy and to identify policy steps needed to improve the quality of that democracy.

How democratic is your country?


On-line Assessment Framework SoD Publications
Presentation of the full methodology with all the assessment questions. Select the questions of interest for your assessment or use the full methodology.

The SoD Network
a community of practice that has applied the assessment framework in their countries and regions.

Assessments Worldwide Country Profiles
A compilation of assessment reports from previous assessments in over 20 countries. Also learn about linking assessments to reform, as well as experiences and lessons learned.

State of Local Democracy
IDEA has developed a Local Democracy Assessment Methodology, used so far in, for example, Haiti and in the Arab world.

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