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The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), is the only inter-governmental organization supporting democracy around the world. It aims to support journalists with up-to-date information and impartial analysis. Our experts are on hand to talk to media and have been cited in the likes of The New York Times to the BBC, Le Monde and the Mail & Guardian. Our reports are also available online, including our flagship Global State of Democracy Report. Be among the first to learn about our announcements and new reports by signing up for our press releases and regular newsletter on this page.
Here are some of our experts who are available for interviews on our regional programmes, key focus areas and special initiatives—including the Global Monitor of COVID-19's Impact on Democracy and Human Rights, which is co-funded by the European Union..
Senior Programme Manager
Expertise: Senior Programme Manager, Asia and the Pacific and Country Programme Manager for Fiji and Mongolia
Country / Region Focus: Fiji and Mongolia
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
Head of Political Participation and Representation
Expertise: Gender equality and women’s empowerment, politics, media, constitutions, electoral processes and governance, parliamentary development and legislative formulation, women’s human rights advocacy and community development.
Languages: English, Shona
Head of Democracy Assessment
Expertise: Global democracy assessment and measurement; civic space; impact of the coronavirus pandemic on democracy; governance and development; expertise in Latin America and Asia
Country / Region Focus: Europe, Asia, Latin America
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Swedish
Permanent Observer for International IDEA to the United Nations
Expertise: United Nations and democracy assistance response, Implications for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Country / Region Focus: New York
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Special Adviser to the Secretary-General
Expertise: Global State of Democracy, political parties, gender & women’s political empowerment,democratization processes, democratic backsliding
Country / Region Focus: Eastern Europe, Sweden
Languages: English, French, German, Romanian, Swedish