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Sep
13
2018
News Article
International IDEA attended the meeting of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Prevention of Corruption in Vienna on 5-7 September 2018. This Working Group is a subsidiary body of the...
Sep
11
2018
Press Release
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) signed a memorandum of understanding to work closely together in...
Mar
06
2018
News Article
Unequal political representation of women in relation to men remains a problem all over the world. Just 23 per cent of the world’s members of parliament are women. A major contributing factor to this...
Dec
20
2017
Commentary
Last month's Paradise Papers revelations have raised many questions. Where is Prime Minister Justine Trudeau’s long-time collaborator, Stephen Bronfman, getting his money from? Why did Prince Charles...
Nov
09
2017
News Article
Statement by International IDEA Conference of the States Parties United Nations Convention against Corruption Seventh Session Vienna, 6-10 November 2017 (delivered on 8 November 2017)...
Oct
25
2017
Commentary
  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Oct
20
2017
News Article
Is corruption always a constraint for development? Is there a universal means to tackle corruption? What impact does corruption have on the quality of democracy? These and other questions were raised...
Oct
18
2017
News Article
Yachts. Cars. Cash. Around 3.5 million euro held by former Tunisian President, Ben Ali, was returned to the country in May 2015 after Swiss authorities joined efforts with their Tunisian counterparts...
Sep
27
2017
Commentary
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Sep
27
2017
Commentary
Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
Jun
28
2017
News Article
No voice should be left unheard. No one should be left behind. No one should be subject to any form of exclusionary rhetoric. For democracy to be sustainable, International IDEA believes that...
Jun
28
2017
News Article
Today, nearly two-thirds of the world’s countries provide political parties and/or candidates with public funding, through either monetary or indirect financial support such as subsidised access to...
Feb
28
2017
News Article
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...
Jul
19
2016
Feature Story
On the occasion of the 24th World Congress of Political Science, which will take place on 23-27 July 2016 at Poznan, Poland, International IDEA is set to lead discussions on key democracy issues and...
Jun
29
2016
Feature Story
One of the major challenges related to money in politics is the considerable lack of transparency surrounding political party and election finance.
Feb
10
2016
News Article
Organized crime increasingly poses a threat to the exercise of democratic politics in most countries in the world. It is therefore imperative for governments to find creative ways to detect and...
Sep
07
2015
News Article
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...
Mar
06
2014
Commentary
Lack of access to political funding presents a huge challenge to women seeking to enter political life today. Only 21% of seats in parliaments globally are held by women, and International IDEA’s...