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Mar
18
2020
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With more than 70 national elections scheduled for the rest of year worldwide, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is putting into question whether some of these elections will happen on time or at...
Mar
11
2020
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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-...
Dec
02
2019
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Tunisia joined International IDEA as the 33rd Member State of the organization when the Council of Member States met in Stockholm on 2 December 2019. Tunisia is the first member state from the North...
Nov
04
2019
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Consensus has to be established first within ethnic groups before national unity can be achieved in Ethiopia.
Oct
11
2019
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The award by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to His Excellency, Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a welcome recognition of...
Sep
20
2019
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The Tunisian electoral authority (ISIE), with the support of International IDEA, UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched a guiding document on 'Violence against women...
Aug
01
2019
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In partnership with the National Association of Municipalities in Mozambique (ANAMM), International IDEA trained 20 municipal finance staff from eight municipalities on the strengthening of local tax...
Jul
26
2019
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International IDEA, in partnership with Youth Without Borders (JSF), organized a pilot training on Electoral Observation with gender focus on 15 and 16 June 2019 in Tunis, Tunisia. The training was...
Jul
26
2019
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"Coming into my role, I had a good measure of confidence in my abilities and what I’d bring to the [National Electoral] Board.
Jun
19
2019
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In the Gambia, significant political reforms are taking place, in an atmosphere of dialogue.   
May
10
2019
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If one country can globally exemplify the power of social media in politics, that is Tunisia. In 2011, the 25 years of Ben Ali regime were put to an end by a popular revolution that was, in part,...
Apr
18
2019
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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...
Mar
11
2019
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International IDEA and the Government of Germany signed on 11 March 2019, a grant agreement for the implementation of the project “Working Towards a New Era in the Protection of Fundamental Rights”...
Jan
28
2019
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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...
Nov
21
2018
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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) on November 17 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (...
Sep
21
2018
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Democracy is pivotal in the pursuit for peace. The global conflict-prevention agenda that the UN Secretary-General seems committed to revitalizing is largely based on this assumption.
Aug
31
2018
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A delegation of 15 young Zimbabwean leaders visited International IDEA’s Stockholm headquarters on 20 August to discuss the state of Zimbabwean democracy, the recent elections and the prospects for...
Aug
29
2018
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To further discuss the establishment of a gender electoral network in the Arab region, the Organization of Arab Electoral Management Bodies (Arab EMBs), the UNDP and the International Institute for...
Jul
17
2018
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It is often said that the revolution that consequently overthrew Ben Ali’s regime in Tunisia in 2011 was one that belonged to younger generations. In fact, the presence of young people in the events...