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Oct
10
2014
Feature Story
The elections on 12 October are dominating the political, institutional and social panorama of Bolivia. However, the general feeling is that there will not be any major surprises in the results....
Oct
10
2014
News Article
In the aftermath of what is commonly referred to as The Arab Spring – where brutal autocracies were over-thrown, today many of these same countries in the North Africa region are struggling with...
Oct
08
2014
Feature Story
Electoral reform is an integral part of democratic development: it improves the integrity and accuracy of the electoral process and promotes the electoral rights of citizens through entrenching...
Oct
06
2014
News Article
Minister Dias Toffoli, president of the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil, and Daniel Zovatto, International IDEA's regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, signed a Memorandum of...
Oct
02
2014
Feature Story
October is a key month for the region. The 2014 Latin American electoral rally will end this October, when elections will be held in Brazil (Sunday the 5th), Bolivia (12 October) and Uruguay (26...
Sep
24
2014
News Article
Sustainable development is like a four-legged chair: one needs all four legs of development–economic, social, environmental and governance–in order for it to function. Removing any one leg of the...
Sep
22
2014
Feature Story
International IDEA Secretary-General Yves Leterme is in New York 21-26 September for the opening of the 69thSession of the United Nations General Assembly. On 22 September International IDEA co-...
Sep
19
2014
Feature Story
Last year, Latin America celebrated the 35th anniversary of the third wave of democratization in the region. Simultaneously in a climate of significant stability, an unprecedented electoral marathon...
Sep
12
2014
Commentary
It is a great privilege to have been selected by the Member States of International IDEA as the organization’s new Secretary-General. I am grateful to my predecessor, Vidar Helgesen, for his...
Sep
11
2014
Feature Story
Latin America has made considerable progress increasing political representation of women, but more active measures are needed to increase outcomes.
Sep
11
2014
News Article
How to engage the youth of the world in politics has become a pressing issue. On the one hand, many see politics as irrelevant, yet the rise of social media has given youth a powerful means to...
Sep
11
2014
Feature Story
The progress made in Latin America over the past 35 years in terms of free and fair elections, strength and respect of human rights, and democratization, is significant. However, its democracies...
Sep
11
2014
Feature Story
As UN Member States focus on the post-2015 development agenda, they could do no better than to reflect on the results of a recent UN conducted survey in which millions of people throughout the world...
Sep
11
2014
News Article
The University of Chicago’s Professor Tom Ginsburg – an expert in comparative constitutions – recently visited Nepal and spoke about what makes a constitution successful.
Sep
10
2014
News Article
International IDEA’s experience has shown that its citizen-led assessment frameworks provide a useful means for working within the post-2015 development framework.
Sep
10
2014
News Article
Indonesia can provide a useful model for nascent democracies in the region. Since its first democratic elections in 1999, systematic and professional electoral observation by Indonesia’s civil...
Sep
08
2014
Press Release
South Africa, 9 – 10 September, 2014 As South Africa celebrates 20 years of freedom and democracy, International IDEA is marking the occasion with a Democracy Roundtable event on 9 – 10 September...
Aug
29
2014
News Article
During this half of 2014, the Parliamentary Centre and International IDEA will partner once again in supporting Bhutan’s democratic development. The two organizations will implement a project that...
Aug
27
2014
News Article
“Just because public financing of political parties is unpopular in Peru doesn’t mean it’s not important.”
Aug
22
2014
News Article
The International Seminar “Elections in Central America and Dominican Republic: evaluation of experiences and lessons learned” was carried out in San José, Costa Rica, on August 12, 13 and 14, 2014....