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Dec
14
2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
Oct
28
2014
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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...
May
16
2014
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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
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“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...
Mar
05
2014
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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...
Mar
05
2014
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The role of women in the electoral process has traditionally been seen as something limited to their involvement as candidates, and the likelihood of them being elected.
Mar
01
2014
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There are many examples across the world of women succeeding in empowering themselves and how they acquired greater influence in political institutions. These range from customary governance in...
Feb
27
2014
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Regional organizations are key players in efforts to promote gender equality. Most have set up legal and institutional frameworks to address gender equality, including women’s political empowerment....
Feb
12
2014
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Citizens across all continents have used the citizen-led democracy assessments pioneered by International IDEA for the past 10 years. The Institute is now releasing two new resources. Citizen-led...
Jan
30
2014
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Elections involve much more than organizing a single polling day. Instead they are a continuous process - a huge logistical exercise leading up to the vote, and also dealing with what happens...