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Mar
01
2016
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Campaign finance is a key issue for the quality of democracy. As we noted in a recently-published book, it is important because of the inescapable fact that while democracy has no price, it does have...
Feb
25
2016
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In the recently-released Democracy Index of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Latin America’s performance is worrisome. Just one country, Uruguay, is classified as a “full democracy”. Costa Rica...
Feb
18
2016
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Since starting its transition to democracy in 2011 Tunisia has been heralded as success story in the region. Since the 2014 national elections the country has worked to increase the participation of...
Feb
11
2016
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Women’s empowerment is key to sustainable development and there is a need for the United Nations and regional organizations to set clear strategic objectives and address critical areas of concern.
Feb
02
2016
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Indonesia began its democratic transition in 1998 after mass protests ousted General Suharto. The first direct presidential elections were held in 2004 and the country passed a decentralization act...
Jan
11
2016
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If from a global perspective 2015 was a difficult year in economic terms and a complex year politically – terrorist attacks by the Islamic State, massive migration flows, geopolitical tensions, war...
Jan
08
2016
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Jan
01
2016
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On 7 November 2013 super typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) made landfall in central Philippines killing more than 6300 people and leaving a trail of unprecedented destruction and...
Dec
14
2015
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Como indicaba Daniel Zovatto en enero de 2015, América Latina comenzó el año en medio de una fuerte desaceleración económica, con miras a tres procesos electorales presidenciales (Argentina,...
Dec
14
2015
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Como indicaba Daniel Zovatto en enero de 2015, América Latina comenzó el año en medio de una fuerte desaceleración económica, con miras a tres procesos electorales presidenciales (Argentina,...
Dec
14
2015
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This year brought about a long-awaited general election in Myanmar, and a new constitution in Nepal, which was contested from the outset.
Dec
14
2015
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International IDEA’s Africa Programme has gone through major changes during 2015 to better respond to increased demand in the region. In January, the office moved from South Africa to Addis Ababa,...
Nov
24
2015
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Speaking at a UN event on how to engage young people in democracy the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson pinpointed one of the major problems in democracy today. While young people between the...
Nov
18
2015
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Regional organizations have an important role to play in the achievement of the United Nations global goals. They can support member states with the design of action plans for sustainable development...
Nov
13
2015
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More than 11,000 domestic observers and 1,000 international observers were accredited to observe the general elections of 8 November in Myanmar. Among these numbers were 19 ASEAN representatives from...
Nov
10
2015
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Electoral stakeholders in Seychelles are gearing up for the snap presidential election scheduled for 3-5 December. With candidate registration taking place in mid-November, this small island state of...
Nov
06
2015
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Last Sunday, 25 October, elections were held in several Latin American countries. Two presidential elections – first round in Argentina and the runoff election in Guatemala – as well as important...