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Feb
06
2023
News Article
On 31 January 2023, International IDEA and the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU jointly organized in Brussels a conference to launch the Recommendations Report on the EU’s External...
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...
Jan
31
2023
Press Release
  View this joint statement in English and Myanmar. 
Jan
31
2023
Feature Story
International IDEA believes that diversity can strengthen democracy and peaceful cohesion if values of inclusion and the right for equal participation for all citizens are protected. Without...
Jan
31
2023
Press Release
As global democracy faces headwinds, EU should lead in new geopolitical reality 
Jan
31
2023
Feature Story
In a bid to deepen relationships across the Asia-Pacific region, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance’s (International IDEA) Secretary-General Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora met...
Jan
27
2023
News Article
Despite three decades of international support and an intensified, structured EU accession process in the last 20 years, democracy is not faring significantly better in the region. Montenegro, Serbia...
Jan
27
2023
News Article
The state of democracy in the Latin America and the Caribbean region is clouded by the global geopolitical context affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, a hard-hitting recession and the commercial...
Jan
27
2023
News Article
The EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) covers six countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The Covid-19 pandemic put a strain on fledgling democracies in the EaP...
Jan
27
2023
News Article
Over the last five years, the continent has witnessed a decline in the number of democratic systems, with 45 per cent of the population now living in hybrid regimes. The quality of democracy is also...
Jan
23
2023
Commentary
As the political crisis in Peru worsens, Alicia del Aguila explores its roots. Key to understanding it are the political polarisation of recent years, tensions between the Central and Southern Andes...
Jan
17
2023
Commentary
2023 will be complex and challenging for Latin America. The region will face an unfavourable international context in which it is expected, according to the IMF, that there will be a simultaneous...
Jan
08
2023
Press Release
The storming of Brazil’s Presidential Palace, Congress and Supreme Court by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday is an unacceptable, illegitimate and dangerous assault on...
Dec
23
2022
News Article
International IDEA, with the support from the European Commission, has been contributing to increasing effective evidence-based and coordinated support for democracy across the world through the...
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
20
2022
News Article
A regional workshop on Constituency Development Funds (CDFs) and Anti-Money Laundering was convened in Wellington, New Zealand, on 28–29 November 2022. The meeting brought together parliamentarians...
Dec
19
2022
Commentary
Here are five events and trends from the last year that capture the most important developments in democracy and human rights across the continent. Overall, 2022 saw both positive and negative trends...
Dec
13
2022
News Article
International IDEA conducted three webinars exploring corruption in the region as part of the “Democratic Development in the Melanesian webinar series 2022”. Absence of Corruption is one of the key...
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...