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Dec
21
2022
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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
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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
13
2022
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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
02
2022
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On 30 November 2022, International IDEA launched two new knowledge products under the Global State of Democracy Initiative:
Oct
27
2022
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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...
Oct
12
2022
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When looking at data on democratic performance over time, one might see the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) as the least democratic in the world. Considering the 20 countries it is...
Oct
11
2022
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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...
Sep
29
2022
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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...
Sep
27
2022
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“The alternative to democratic recession is democratic resilience”: Former Prime Minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok calls for strengthening democratic resilience as democracy remains a most cherished...
Sep
13
2022
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Emerging from the most chronic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, countries in Asia and the Pacific region are facing challenges as governing systems in the region grapple with the stressors...
Sep
12
2022
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International IDEA hosted a panel discussion on the state of Sweden’s democracy on 7 September 2022, ahead of the International Day of Democracy and Sweden’s general elections on 11 September 2022....
Sep
01
2022
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“Authoritarianism is on the rise, but resilience and democratic pushbacks are alive as well”. This headline properly captures the democratic trends in the Asia and Pacific region, characterised by...
Jul
01
2022
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“These are dark days for democracy. That is why the Summit for Democracy and its further efforts to connect governments and civil society around government and reform commitments are so important.”...
Jun
02
2022
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International IDEA participated in the SDG16 Conference 2022 in Rome on 21-22 April 2022, on behalf of the SDG16 Data Initiative. Building on the outcome of the 2019 and 2021 editions, the 2022...
Apr
12
2022
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In the weeks since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the dominant Western narrative has focused on the need to defend not just Ukraine but “democracy.” Experts and leaders have equated support for...
Jan
14
2022
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International IDEA led the development of the Working Paper, "Mechanisms of Democracy and Fundamental Rights" as part of Club de Madrid's Global Commission on Democracy and Emergencies. 
Dec
06
2021
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The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and International IDEA urged U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss press freedom and freedom of expression in the Summit for Democracy to be held virtually...
Dec
01
2021
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The 2021 Summit for Democracy is a unique opportunity to remind us that democracy is “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. Yet 2020 was the 15th consecutive year of decline in...
Oct
26
2021
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The Secretary-General of International IDEA, Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, participated in a CO.OP LAB discussion entitled “Rising Threats to Democracy and Human Rights”, organized by OECD Development Co-...
Sep
27
2021
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“The data that you (International IDEA) collected is a very systematic and comprehensive set of data.”