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GSoD IN FOCUS:  Key findings and new data 

The Global State of Democracy (GSoD)

This GSoD In Focus presents the main findings from the new GSoD Indices data, which now covers a total of 158 countries for the period 1975–2017. More detailed analyses of regional findings will be included in the second edition of The Global State of Democracy, which will be published in November 2019.  

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What's New

Nov
16
2018
Voters queue to cast their ballots in Fiji early in the day, despite the rain. Image credit: Adhy Aman/International IDEA

Voters queueing to vote in Fiji, early in the day despite the rain. Image credit: Adhy Aman/International IDEA

Fiji steps into second electoral cycle of parliamentary elections
Nov
15
2018
Global and concerted efforts are needed if Sustainable Development goals and targets are to be met
Nov
13
2018
Third Annual Melbourne Forum participants from all over Asia and the Pacific gather to share regional insights on constitution-building. Image credit: Melbourne Forum

Third Annual Melbourne Forum participants from all over Asia and the Pacific gather to share regional insights on constitution-building. Image credit: Melbourne Forum on Constitution-Building.

Constitution and Culture: Third Melbourne Forum on Constitution Building in Asia and the Pacific
Nov
07
2018
Ethiopia's first female Supreme Court President Meaza Ashenafi. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Ethiopia's first female Supreme Court President Meaza Ashenafi. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Establishing confidence in the judiciary: Why Meaza Ashenafi should lead a process of judicial vetting

Upcoming Events

27 - 28 November 2018
The Hague, Netherlands
One of the most pressing issues threatening democracies today is the issue of cybersecurity. International IDEA will hold a two-day roundtable on “Inter-agency collaboration on cybersecurity in elections” in The Hague on 27-28 November 2018.
Image credit: Council of Europe

Image credit: Council of Europe

19 November 2018
Strasbourg, France
The World Forum for Democracy is an annual event in Strasbourg, France. For 2018, the Forum focus is gender equality. At the "Time for Facts" panel, Annika Silva-Leander, Head of the Democracy Assessment and Political Analysis unit, will present data and anaylsis from the Global State of Democracy indices on the state of gender equality and the political...
19 November 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
It is said that we live in the era of post-truth politics where fake news, disinformation campaigns and vicious online exchanges combine with cyber-attacks, disclosure of confidential information and other challenges to internet governance.

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