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Nov
11
2020
Press Release
  The government of the Republic of Sudan and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) have signed a memorandum of understanding that...
Apr
29
2020
Feature Story
Removing the remaining barriers to women’s political participation through trainings in media relations, electoral management and strategic planning
Apr
29
2020
Feature Story
Observation teams contribute to improved data quality on voter turnout by gender
Apr
29
2020
Feature Story
The Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation
Apr
29
2020
Feature Story
Skills training for political parties in Ethiopia
Apr
14
2020
Commentary
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Mar
11
2020
News Article
Africa as a region has the lowest levels of internet penetration in the world. According to the International Telecommunication Union, only 25 per cent of individuals access the internet in sub-...
Nov
04
2019
News Article
Consensus has to be established first within ethnic groups before national unity can be achieved in Ethiopia.
Sep
18
2019
Commentary
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Jun
27
2019
Commentary
Protesters are demanding change in Sudan and Algeria. But what are the prospects for meaningful reform?  Months of massive protests led to the presidents of both Algeria and Sudan being forced from...
Jun
19
2019
News Article
In the Gambia, significant political reforms are taking place, in an atmosphere of dialogue.   
May
08
2019
Commentary
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Apr
18
2019
News Article
The agreement that sets the foundation for the International IDEA EU-funded project entitled, “Establishing an Environment for Inclusive, Knowledge-based Dialogue on the Political Process in Ethiopia...
Jan
28
2019
News Article
Nineteen African countries are scheduled to hold either a presidential, parliamentary or local council elections in 2019. Political finance regulations play a major role on the continent to ensure...
Sep
19
2017
News Article
On Tuesday 19 September 2017, the Secretary-General of International IDEA, Mr Yves Leterme, received a parliamentary delegation of South Africa´s Gauteng Provincial Legislature at International IDEA´...
Mar
08
2017
News Article
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...
Jun
21
2016
News Article
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
News Article
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...
Nov
24
2015
Feature Story
Speaking at a UN event on how to engage young people in democracy the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson pinpointed one of the major problems in democracy today. While young people between the...
Jun
08
2015
Feature Story
Political parties in Zambia take on the challenge to go beyond promises and institutionalise gender equality. Following a roundtable discussion, organised by International IDEA and the Foundation for...