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Sep
21
2018
News Article
Significant progress has been made in democratizing politics and governance in Haiti during the past two decades. Several challenges however, including extreme poverty, wide economic inequalities,...
Sep
21
2018
News Article
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.
Sep
21
2018
News Article
Looking at the news around the world today, one cannot help but wonder if peace is being taken for granted? While some of us are fortunate to enjoy peaceful lives, others live in conflict zones where...
Sep
14
2018
News Article
In 2017, International IDEA launched the first Global State of Democracy report. The report provides evidence-based analysis and data on the global and regional state of democracy, and contributes to...
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...
Aug
29
2018
News Article
There is an intricate relationship between well-conducted, democratic elections and a fluid and positive communication between electoral management bodies (EMBs) and the media. During elections, the...
Aug
27
2018
Press Release
The Office of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) to the European Union, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), and the European Network of...
Aug
23
2018
Feature Story
At present, 151 countries out of 216 countries included in the International IDEA Voting from Abroad database have in place a legal framework for Out-of-Country Voting (OCV), while the remaining 65...
Aug
16
2018
News Article
On 22 July 2018, International IDEA convened a panel at the International Political Science Association World Congress in Brisbane, Australia, entitled “The Global State of Democracy: Crisis or...
Aug
02
2018
News Article
One of the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. While progress has already been made in fields such as education and...
Jul
17
2018
News Article
When we think about refugees, we rarely think about them as political actors. However, refugees may in fact have a dual political role, as they can participate in the political life of both their...
Jul
17
2018
News Article
The recent Irish constitutional referendum on abortion made global news, but what is less known to the international public is that the proposal for change came from a group of 100 randomly selected...
Jul
17
2018
News Article
For democracies to thrive, a vibrant and actively engaged citizenry and civil society are essential. Civil society can monitor and hold the state to account, it can infuse a greater diversity of...
Jul
17
2018
News Article
Today, we are sharing much more than just holiday pictures with each other online. We are sharing our car rides, our homes, our meals and our money. We are reconnecting with each other again in more...
Jul
17
2018
News Article
Civic education has taught us that showing up at the ballot box is the main way we can have our say in our democracies. By voting, we get to select the candidates or political parties that best...
May
03
2018
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...
Apr
18
2018
News Article
What are the current challenges and opportunities for democracy and what role can cities and local governments play in advancing democracy in the 21st century?
Apr
16
2018
News Article
REPORT Panel discussion: Confronting election-related crises through political dialogue Presentation of a Facilitator’s Guide for Dialogues on Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Political Parties in...
Apr
08
2018
Feature Story
Morocco’s constitutional reform in 2011 forms the basis of new laws and practices which increased civil participation in the decision-making process, but more remains to be done. How to strengthen...