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Dec
14
2015
News Article
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
News Article
Results management can be crucial to the progress of democracy assistance projects and programs, particularly when applied in ways that are inclusive, contextualized and sensitive to local partners’...
Dec
03
2015
News Article
Mongolia, which this year celebrated the 25th anniversary of its transition to democracy, presented the priorities for its new role as 2016 Chair of International IDEA under the theme of "Learning...
Nov
24
2015
News Article
During the past 12 months, International IDEA has been showcasing the electoral processes exhibition during particular events and conferences in the Americas, Europe and Africa. The educational...
Oct
13
2015
News Article
Recent events in North Africa, commonly referred to as the Arab Spring, have led to an increased focus on the importance of constitution building as a participatory activity. The process of how...
Sep
11
2015
News Article
International IDEA’s Democracy and Development Programme co-hosted an event at the 25th World Water Week in Stockholm on 26 August. World Water Week is an annual conference organized by the Stockholm...
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
2015
Feature Story
The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the 4thWorld Conference on Women where the progressive blueprint on advancing women’s rights – the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action – was...
Mar
05
2015
Feature Story
In a democratic society words are the weapons we use to achieve change and words have therefore significant potential power. Words are not just symbols to communicate with, they also structure our...
Nov
12
2014
Press Release
What is a constitution? Why do constitutions matter? How are constitutions made? International IDEA’s Constitution Building Programme is pleased to announce the release of new and upgraded, easy-to-...
Oct
28
2014
News Article
Elections are considered to be of paramount importance in most countries for establishing a legitimate government. Yet, this is only true when elections are fully trusted and perceived to be fair. At...
Oct
16
2014
Press Release
Washington DC – The Fourth High Level Meeting of the Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy will be held at the headquarters of the Organization of American States(OAS) in Washington, DC October 16-17.
Jun
16
2014
Press Release
International IDEA is a strong advocate for the inclusion of democracy both as a goal in its own right and as an enabler in the post-2015 Development Agenda, and is hosting an Inter-Regional Dialogue...
May
16
2014
News Article
A political party that embraces a clear set of policies or programme to reach out to citizens is more likely to listen, reflect and address citizens’ views. How does such a programmatic party come...
Apr
20
2014
News Article
“Media, civil society and electoral observers” was one of the topics addressed in a 5-day conference, organized by the Electoral Commission (EC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Joint...
Apr
03
2014
Press Release
Stockholm, 3 April 2014 -- The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is pleased to announce Yves Leterme as the Institute’s new Secretary-General....
Mar
17
2014
Press Release
Sponsors: International IDEA; Electoral Integrity Project (EIP; Harvard University & University of Sydney) Award Committee: Annette Fath-Lihic (International IDEA), Jørgen Elklit (Aarhus...
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...
Mar
05
2014
Feature Story
On the occasion of the 2014 International Women’s Day, International IDEA joins the rest of the world in awareness raising and celebrating women with the theme Empowering change and action. For...
Mar
05
2014
News Article
With women still only constituting 21% of parliamentarians globally, pressure to adopt measures to promote women’s access to political leadership continues to gain momentum. Throughout 2013, a...