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Feb
03
2023
Commentary
Some observations from updating the Voter Turnout Database in 2022. At International IDEA, we track election-related data points for use in our knowledge products and publish them on our website for...
Dec
21
2022
Commentary
 “Building trust is very difficult and takes time, while losing trust is brutally simple and often fatal” –  Bill Gray,former Electoral Commissioner, AEC  
Dec
21
2022
News Article
International IDEA and the European Commission co-hosted a hybrid event on 13 December 2022, ‘Beyond the Summit for Democracy, opportunities and the way forward’. The first Summit for Democracy (S4D...
Dec
13
2022
News Article
The Canadian Chairship of International IDEA culminated in the second bi-annual Council of Member States meeting and a set of side events, organized on 1 December 2022 at the Institute’s headquarters...
Dec
02
2022
News Article
On 30 November 2022, International IDEA launched two new knowledge products under the Global State of Democracy Initiative:
Dec
02
2022
News Article
Canada, represented by Jason LaTorre, Ambassador of Canada to Sweden, handed over the Chairship of International IDEA to the Netherlands, represented by Bengt van Loosdrecht, the Netherlands’...
Dec
02
2022
News Article
International IDEA’s Council of Member States, chaired by Canada, unanimously approved the United States of America to become an Observer to International IDEA on 1 December 2022. Este artículo está...
Nov
30
2022
Press Release
Half of democratic governments around the world are in decline while authoritarian regimes are deepening their repression. Esta nota de prensa está disponible en español.
Nov
29
2022
News Article
This year's SDG16 Data Initiative Report , jointly produced by the SDG16 Data Initiative consortium, aims to evaluate global progress towards realizing Sustainable Development Goal 16—Promoting...
Nov
24
2022
News Article
سلطت تقارير وسائل الإعلام الأخيرة [1] [2] الضوء على المستوى المقلق للمضايقات عبر الإنترنت ضد العاملين في مجال الاقتراع حول انتخابات التجديد النصفي في الولايات المتحدة لعام ٢٠٢٢. ويؤكد العمل الجاري...
Nov
24
2022
News Article
Recent media reports[1] [2] highlighted the worrying level of online harassment against poll workers around the 2022 United States mid-term elections. Ongoing work by International IDEA confirms that...
Nov
18
2022
News Article
Excellencies,   The resilience of its democracy has been a remarkable achievement of Ukraine in the face of the war of aggression waged by the Russian Federation in February 2022. A key dimension...
Nov
01
2022
Commentary
The election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin as Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union on 29 September was not just about selecting a top international bureaucrat. This election was...
Sep
06
2022
Commentary
The recent revelations that some political parties in Sweden have tried to circumvent donation rules shows it is time to reflect on Sweden’s relatively lax regulatory approach and consider practical
Sep
06
2022
Commentary
Most of us are familiar with the concept of insuring our valuable assets, be it our house, car, or health. Professionals and businesses can also buy insurance to protect themselves against liability...
Sep
01
2022
News Article
The recent postponement of the local polls in Karachi, Pakistan due to the extreme weather (Khan 2022) is an example of how natural hazards can affect an electoral process. To date, the floods have...
Jul
28
2022
Press Release
International IDEA condemns in the strongest possible terms the extra-legal executions of four democracy defenders in Myanmar, which mark yet another shocking escalation of the violence perpetrated...
Jul
14
2022
Press Release
International IDEA is proud to announce the release of the 6th edition of the Global State of Democracy Indices. This year’s update sees the addition of eight new countries, increasing the total...
Jul
01
2022
News Article
“These are dark days for democracy. That is why the Summit for Democracy and its further efforts to connect governments and civil society around government and reform commitments are so important.”...
Jun
30
2022
News Article
Lobbying  and the giving of donations to political parties are viewed as integral to a democratic process, providing alternative means of political participation for many corporate actors, interest...