State of Local Democracy

Pillars And Search Questions

The State of Local Democracy Assessment Framework is made up of three thematic pillars, each of which includes a set of questions that help to assess the quality of democracy at the local level. It also includes a separate series of questions to analyze the local context.

This page lets you dynamically navigate the thematic pillars and questions of International IDEA's State of Local Democracy assessment framework. Click on the three pillars below to start exploring and create your own questionnaire.

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Local Context Analysis: Guiding Questions

What are the main historical, geographical, socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the local unit that are important for understanding the state of democracy?

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What is the local government’s role and influence within the country’s institutional framework?

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What is the general level of human safety and security in the local unit?

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Disclaimer: Maps presented do not imply on the part of the Institute any judgement on the legal status of any territory or the endorsement of such boundaries, nor does the placement or size of any country or territory reflect the political view of International IDEA. Maps are used in order to add visual clarity to data.