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Aug
09
2017
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Governance in states that combine different levels of government is often more complex than in other types of state and, at the same time, it offers a greater possibility of democratic exercise in...
Aug
02
2017
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International IDEA in Peru provides technical assistance to caucuses in Congress to evaluate the first year of parliamentary management.
Jul
26
2017
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Democratic experiments such as the “Spitzenkandidaten” and individual European political party membership[1] are new to the EU political scene, and have both supporters and critics. Many hope that...
Jul
25
2017
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The Congress of the Republic of Peru is laying the ground for a comprehensive electoral reform process, a major step forward for the country’s democracy and citizens. For the past months,...
Jul
03
2017
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The Union Election Commission of Myanmar held a Post-Election Review Conference in Yangon, Myanmar, on 22-23 June 2017. The conference brought together a wide array of stakeholders to discuss some of...
Jun
22
2017
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"I am grateful for the honor of receiving this award that bears the illustrious name of Guillermo O' Donnell.  My words of gratitude for all those who decided to bestow this award on me; I note...
Jun
15
2017
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On 12-15th June 2017, International IDEA´s Secretary-General Yves Leterme took part in the 23rd Conference of Montréal: “A New World: Managing Change”, organized by the International Economic Forum...
May
24
2017
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International IDEA’s national office in Bolivia supports the process of plural and participatory dialogue for the reform of the Political Organization’s Law of the Plurinational State of Bolivia....
Mar
08
2017
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The members of the new Tunisian government of national unity were sworn in on 27 August, one day after winning the parliamentary vote of confidence. The new government has 40 members (26 ministers...
Mar
07
2017
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Over the last two decades, important regulatory progress has been made in Latin America on the promotion of women’s political participation. 16 of the 18 Latin American countries have implemented...
Feb
28
2017
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Banning donations by foreign interests to parties or candidates is a common regulatory measure. “The rationale is quite simple: (…) to protect the principle of self-determination and national...
Jun
29
2016
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Transitional elections are complex environments for the enforcement of campaign finance regulations. Myanmar 2015 General Elections was no exception. Unanimously greeted as the first free and fair...
Jun
21
2016
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What are women and youth commissions? What purpose do they serve? How are they formed? Do they further marginalize women and youth or bring them into the folds of decision-making? International IDEA...
Mar
08
2016
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In 1954 Doria Shafik, an Egyptian woman and feminist, staged a hunger strike to protest the creation of a new constitutional committee with no women in it. Eight days later she ended her strike after...
Dec
14
2015
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There is an ever-increasing number of applications and tools available for different democratic purposes but only a fraction of them are explicitly marketed towards political parties. Yet, many tools...
Dec
09
2015
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The Africa Programme and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) are hosting the Conference on Political Parties in a Fast Changing, Technology Driven Environment, in Addis Ababa...
Nov
11
2015
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The Africa Programme and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) are hosting the Conference on Political Parties in a Fast Changing, Technology Driven Environment, in Addis Ababa...
Sep
07
2015
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Wrapping up the three-day Global Conference on Money in Politics, International IDEA Secretary-General Yves Leterme highlighted the need to look ahead and take the experiences shared and gained in...
Jun
16
2015
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“From Turkey to Thailand, from Brazil to Bulgaria and from South Africa to Indonesia: countries around the world have in the past years experienced large scale citizen protests. These demonstrations...
Sep
11
2014
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How to engage the youth of the world in politics has become a pressing issue. On the one hand, many see politics as irrelevant, yet the rise of social media has given youth a powerful means to...